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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.

As Russia Mobilizes, Central Asian Embassies Warn Citizens Against Joining a Foreign War
September 22, 2022

As Russia Mobilizes, Central Asian Embassies Warn Citizens Against Joining a Foreign War

By Catherine Putz
The risks of Central Asian migrant workers being pressured into joining Russia’s war effort have intensified in tandem with Moscow’s desperation.
China’s Public Opinion Is Shifting Away From Russia
September 21, 2022

China’s Public Opinion Is Shifting Away From Russia

By Mu Chunshan
Anyone relying only on official pronouncements and the state media may have missed that Chinese public opinion is turning against Russia – and toward Ukraine – as the war drags on.

Is China Breaking With Russia Over Ukraine?
September 17, 2022

Is China Breaking With Russia Over Ukraine?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s position has subtly shifted since the Russian invasion began, but the partnership with Russia is too important for Beijing to truly abandon its ally.

China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia
September 14, 2022

China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia

By Joe McDonald
Beijing has avoided violating sanctions, but its purchases of Russian oil and gas rose almost 60 percent in August over a year ago.

‘Russia Is a Threat, Not a Friend’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Warns Central Asia
September 08, 2022

‘Russia Is a Threat, Not a Friend’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Warns Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In a press conference with Central Asian media outlets, the Ukrainian foreign minister urged the region: “don’t let Russia use you.”

Why Would Russia Buy North Korean Weapons?
September 08, 2022

Why Would Russia Buy North Korean Weapons?

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang reportedly intends to sell millions of rockets and artillery shells to Moscow.
Should ASEAN Take a Stronger Position on the Ukraine War?
August 27, 2022

Should ASEAN Take a Stronger Position on the Ukraine War?

By Frederick Kliem and Ian Seow Cheng Wei
ASEAN and its individual member states have mostly avoided taking a strong stance on the conflict. Is that a sign of weakness, or a smart diplomatic move?

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War
August 12, 2022

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War

By Catherine Putz
The warning came after a video surfaced of a migrant leader in the Russian city of Perm urging compatriots form a “volunteer battalion.”

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia
August 09, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia

By Tuvshinzaya Gantulga
The war reminded Mongolians that they now have no choice but to prepare for all eventualities, because no other country will step in to save them.

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.
China Is Not Russia; Taiwan Is Not Ukraine
July 25, 2022

China Is Not Russia; Taiwan Is Not Ukraine

By Tiejun Zhang
The differences between each are stark enough that we can draw few useful parallels from the Ukraine War for Taiwan.

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