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Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement
March 24, 2020

Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement

By Catherine Putz
With COVID-19 causing border closures, Central Asia's migrant workers are stuck and out of luck.

One Way to Look at the Overhaul in Russia? Putin Lacks a Dynastic Exit Strategy
March 17, 2020

One Way to Look at the Overhaul in Russia? Putin Lacks a Dynastic Exit Strategy

By Mike Smeltzer
Recent political moves reinforce the fact that Putin still lacks a well-placed family member to whom control could be handed, complicating his search for an exit strategy.
FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’
February 07, 2020

FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’

By Associated Press
FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in "information warfare" heading into the 2020 presidential election.

Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia
February 01, 2020

Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia

By Li-Chen Sim and Farkhod Aminjonov
Belt and Road-related problems could prompt Central Asian states to re-engage more seriously with other actors.

The Real Meaning of Manizha Mania
February 01, 2020

The Real Meaning of Manizha Mania

By Colleen Wood
A Tajik-Russian singer’s new video explores the double-bind of migration and assimilation.

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 
January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 

By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China. 

Russia Says US Indo-Pacific Strategy is to Contain China
January 15, 2020

Russia Says US Indo-Pacific Strategy is to Contain China

By Associated Press
"Why do you need to call Asia-Pacific as Indo-Pacific? The answer is evident — to exclude China.”
Has Russia’s Pivot to Asia Worked?
January 10, 2020

Has Russia’s Pivot to Asia Worked?

By Maria Shagina
Russia’s pivot to Asia is instrumental for offsetting Western sanctions.

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
January 03, 2020

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.

Russia-China: What’s a Little IP Theft Between Friends?
December 27, 2019

Russia-China: What’s a Little IP Theft Between Friends?

By Robert Farley
Is there enough space in the arms export market for both Russia and China to thrive?

Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Warhead Officially Enters Service
December 27, 2019

Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Warhead Officially Enters Service

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Strategic Missile Force’s first Avangard-equipped regiment was officially declared combat ready today.
Putin Says Russia Is Leading World in Hypersonic Weapons
December 27, 2019

Putin Says Russia Is Leading World in Hypersonic Weapons

By Associated Press
Russia has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons, according to the Russian president.

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