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Was Bucha a Turning Point for India’s TV News Channels? 
May 13, 2022

Was Bucha a Turning Point for India’s TV News Channels? 

By Sribala Subramanian
As graphic reports of bodies lying on the streets of Bucha began airing in early April, some of India’s leading anchors and correspondents turned sharply critical of Russia.

Shadow Risk: How Gray Zone Campaigns Can Escalate
May 06, 2022

Shadow Risk: How Gray Zone Campaigns Can Escalate

By Carolina G. Ramos and Benjamin Jensen
At what point does the pressure generated and sustained by gray zone campaigns escalate?
‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan
April 28, 2022

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is, indeed, looking at Ukraine carefully and thinking seriously. 

Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?
April 13, 2022

Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?

By Umida Hashimova
Less than half of Central Asians labor migrants are ready to return to their home countries a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Japan to Expel 8 Russian Officials, Impose New Sanctions
April 08, 2022

Japan to Expel 8 Russian Officials, Impose New Sanctions

By Mari Yamaguchi
Tokyo is taking a greater role in the international effort against Russia's invasion of Ukraine because of concerns about its impact on East Asia, where China's military has grown increasingly assertive.

Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote
April 08, 2022

Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote

By Catherine Putz
The resolution to expel Russia passed, but the region’s vote against it highlights the difficulty and complexity of Central Asia's position. 

Kyrgyz Authorities Try to Head off Protests With Restrictions
March 31, 2022

Kyrgyz Authorities Try to Head off Protests With Restrictions

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstani authorities are restricting protests about Russia’s war in Ukraine, but some public servants are speaking out.
Economic Incentives Draw Central Asians Into Russia’s War Effort
March 28, 2022

Economic Incentives Draw Central Asians Into Russia’s War Effort

By Umida Hashimova
Many of the Central Asians joining the Russian military are blindly responding to economic incentives, which are arguably based on half-truths. 

Ethnic Central Asians Among Those Killed With the Russian Army in Ukraine
March 25, 2022

Ethnic Central Asians Among Those Killed With the Russian Army in Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
Regional media have begun to report on the return of bodies, men born in Central Asia who took Russian citizenship over the years and ultimately died in Ukraine.

How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia
March 10, 2022

How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia

By Kristoffer Rees
Tokayev’s “new Kazakhstan” is much less in sync with Russia, as illustrated by the country’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and India’s Complex Strategic Circumstances
March 10, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and India’s Complex Strategic Circumstances

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In the two weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, India’s strategic situation has become even more complicated.
How Will the War in Ukraine Affect Central Asian Remittance Flows?
March 08, 2022

How Will the War in Ukraine Affect Central Asian Remittance Flows?

By Catherine Putz
In 2022, Central Asia was supposed to see slight growth in remittances. Thanks to Russia’s war in Ukraine, remittances are expected to drop dramatically instead.

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