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Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum
July 13, 2020

Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev endorsed constitutional changes in Russia that will likely keep Putin in power for years to come, with serious implications for Central Asia.

Mongolia Securing an Energy Alliance with Russia and China 
July 02, 2020

Mongolia Securing an Energy Alliance with Russia and China 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The Power of Siberia 2 project involves Russia, Mongolia, and China.
The Sino-Indian Clash: Russia in the Middle
June 25, 2020

The Sino-Indian Clash: Russia in the Middle

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The Sino-Indian clash puts Russia in an awkward position.

Russia’s Victory Day Guests
June 25, 2020

Russia’s Victory Day Guests

By Catherine Putz
Who showed up to Moscow’s rescheduled Victory Day parade?

US Returns to Human Spaceflight
June 11, 2020

US Returns to Human Spaceflight

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The growing private space sector is beginning to create new energy and excitement about space.

COVID-19: A Reckoning for Russia’s Asian Energy Aims
May 21, 2020

COVID-19: A Reckoning for Russia’s Asian Energy Aims

By Nicholas Trickett
As COVID-19 fundamentally disrupts the energy market, Russia’s economic reliance on China deepens without much prospect for future growth.

India-Russia Defense Ties Amid COVID-19
May 01, 2020

India-Russia Defense Ties Amid COVID-19

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite kind words, cooperation, and defense ties, there are longer term difficulties in the India-Russia relationship that are unlikely to be easy to resolve. 
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.

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