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Interview: Tigran Sargsyan on the Eurasian Economic Union
October 18, 2017
Interview: Tigran Sargsyan on the Eurasian Economic Union
The chairman of the EEU's Eurasian Economic Commission talks about the trade bloc's past, present, and future.
Interview: Tigran Sargsyan on the Eurasian Economic Union
Where Did the Eurasian Economic Union Go Awry?
May 08, 2017
Where Did the Eurasian Economic Union Go Awry?
There “is little to inspire confidence that the Eurasian project is capable of delivering on its grand promises.”
Where Did the Eurasian Economic Union Go Awry?
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
March 28, 2017
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
On Monday, both Russia and the United States began separate military training drills with Tajik forces.
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Gazprom Plans $1.5 Billion Investment in Kyrgyz Gas Pipelines
June 07, 2016
Gazprom Plans $1.5 Billion Investment in Kyrgyz Gas Pipelines
Russian PM Medvedev's visit underscored strong Kyrgyzstan-Russia relations, perhaps smoothing recent frustrations.
Gazprom Plans $1.5 Billion Investment in Kyrgyz Gas Pipelines
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
March 10, 2016
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
Closer Moscow-Beijing ties don’t constitute a common challenge to the West.
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
New Alliances in Central Asia
February 09, 2016
New Alliances in Central Asia
Why Russo-Indian relations matter.
New Alliances in Central Asia
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
January 16, 2016
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
Plus, Putin's ploys in Central Asia and other recommended reads.
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
Turkmenistan and Ukraine Bond on Russian Concerns
November 19, 2015
Turkmenistan and Ukraine Bond on Russian Concerns
The two countries have been consolidating their relations on some shared worries.
Turkmenistan and Ukraine Bond on Russian Concerns
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
November 04, 2015
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
The impact of a Russian return to Afghanistan depends on whether it opts to secure its periphery or pursue stability.
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
September 24, 2015
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
ISIS is recruiting around the world, but Russian rhetoric boosts the threat of ISIS to the region beyond reality.
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
September 21, 2015
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
Beijing should approach its partnership with Moscow in Central Asia with a degree of caution.
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
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