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Why So Much Attention on Russia’s Vague Proposal for a ‘Gas Union’ With Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?
December 09, 2022

Why So Much Attention on Russia’s Vague Proposal for a ‘Gas Union’ With Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia might actually be interested in Russian gas, but please don’t call it a “union.”

Russian Oil Price Cap, EU Ban Aim to Limit Kremlin War Chest
December 05, 2022

Russian Oil Price Cap, EU Ban Aim to Limit Kremlin War Chest

By David McHugh
Western leaders are walking a fine line between trying to cut Russia's oil income and preventing an oil shortage that would cause a price spike and worsen inflation.
Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either
November 01, 2022

Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either

By Catherine Putz
The kind of Iranian drones Tajikistan has an agreement to manufacture are not those seen in the sky over Ukraine.

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War
October 14, 2022

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War

By Jhao-kai JHENG and Lin (Kirin) PU
Russia has aerospace technology China has long wanted to access, and Moscow is hurting for customers at present.

Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia
September 23, 2022

Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
The not-so-subtle criticism of the Russian government regarding Ukraine in Kazakh President Tokayev’s UNGA speech should not be overlooked.

Russia Seeks Closer Security Ties With China as Key Goal
September 19, 2022

Russia Seeks Closer Security Ties With China as Key Goal

By Vladimir Isachenkov
Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, described the "strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of Russia's foreign policy."

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 
August 05, 2022

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 

By Paolo Sorbello
Medvedev has since deleted the social media post and blamed hackers.
Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  
July 13, 2022

Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  

By Paolo Sorbello
Most of Kazakhstan’s oil exports go through the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which has been targeted by Russian courts. 

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display
June 30, 2022

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display

By Aliya Askar
What did Kazakh President Tokayev’s recent statements in Russia actually mean? 

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
June 29, 2022

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The warm welcome in Dushanbe and meetings around the Caspian table in Ashgabat were a chance for Putin to reaffirm his network of partners at a critical moment.

Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan
June 15, 2022

Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
In a recent interview, the Kazakh president again pushed back against those in Russia who say Moscow "saved" Kazakhstan in January.
Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?
May 26, 2022

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

By Catherine Putz
If the EAEU is simply an economic project, the current circumstances will strain its relevance as members suffer the consequences of close ties to the Russian economy.

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