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Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
March 10, 2016

Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge

By Marcin Kaczmarski
Closer Moscow-Beijing ties don’t constitute a common challenge to the West.
New Alliances in Central Asia
February 09, 2016

New Alliances in Central Asia

By Pierre-Olivier Bussieres
Why Russo-Indian relations matter.

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
January 16, 2016

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Plus, Putin's ploys in Central Asia and other recommended reads.

Turkmenistan and Ukraine Bond on Russian Concerns
November 19, 2015

Turkmenistan and Ukraine Bond on Russian Concerns

By Samuel Ramani
The two countries have been consolidating their relations on some shared worries.

Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
November 04, 2015

Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?

By Khyber Sarban
The impact of a Russian return to Afghanistan depends on whether it opts to secure its periphery or pursue stability.
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
September 24, 2015

Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia

By Casey Michel
ISIS is recruiting around the world, but Russian rhetoric boosts the threat of ISIS to the region beyond reality.

Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
September 21, 2015

Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?

By Tao Wang and Rachel Yampolsky
Beijing should approach its partnership with Moscow in Central Asia with a degree of caution.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015

Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot

By Michael Clarke
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.

Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia
August 26, 2015

Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The Diplomat talks with Dr. Mariya Y. Omelicheva about why efforts to promote democracy have failed in the region.

Russia’s Media Offensive in Central Asia
June 30, 2015

Russia’s Media Offensive in Central Asia

By Bradley Jardine
Central Asia appears to be the last frontier in which Russia’s narrative still holds.

Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
June 26, 2015

Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment

By Casey Michel
A report suggests Moscow is trying to counter Beijing’s influence in Central Asia. But the evidence is thin.
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
June 03, 2015

Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia

By Anita Inder Singh
China and Russia are stepping up their collaboration, even as they compete for regional primacy.

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