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Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
December 20, 2016
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
The shocking killing of the Russian Ambassador has unclear ramifications.
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
August 18, 2016
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Crises come and go, but Russia-Kazakhstan remain fast friends.
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
August 13, 2016
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
More on Kazakh-Russian relations, troubling constitutional changes brewing in Kyrgyzstan, and a beard story; links.
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
August 10, 2016
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
Erdogan's first trip abroad following the July 15 coup attempt was to Russia to patch up relations.
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
August 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
Nazarbayev is the first world leader to pay Turkish President Erdogan a visit following last month's coup attempt.
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
July 27, 2016
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
Turkey has radically revised its position on why a Russian jet was shot down last year, much to Moscow's appreciation.
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
Turkish leaders have thanked both Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan for helping bring the two states back together.
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
June 30, 2016
The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
Seven months after the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border, Moscow and Ankara might be moving toward normalization.
The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
December 12, 2015
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Russia vs Turkey and Uzbekistan’s co-opting of the ISIS threat; weekend reads.
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
A Tangled Web: Russia, Turkey and Central Asia
December 04, 2015
A Tangled Web: Russia, Turkey and Central Asia
Moscow’s displeasure with Ankara is trickling into Central Asia, but to varying degrees in each capital.
A Tangled Web: Russia, Turkey and Central Asia
What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?
December 01, 2015
What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?
Astana increasingly sees itself as a viable interlocutor between Russia and the world.
What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
November 27, 2015
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
Moscow's broader international military engagements might worry its Caspian neighbors.
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
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