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Amid Signs of Softer Foreign Policy Tone, Is China About to Shift Its Russia Policy?
January 24, 2023

Amid Signs of Softer Foreign Policy Tone, Is China About to Shift Its Russia Policy?

By Joseph Webster
There is little evidence that Beijing’s quasi-apology tour in Europe and other Western capitals will yield any significant concessions over Ukraine.

Kishida’s 3 Dilemmas as G7 President
January 17, 2023

Kishida’s 3 Dilemmas as G7 President

By Takahashi Kosuke
After his successful tour of 5 G-7 partners, Japan’s three main challenges are apparent: Russia, China, and nuclear weapons.
China-Russia Relations: 4 Takeaways From 2022
January 04, 2023

China-Russia Relations: 4 Takeaways From 2022

By Joseph Webster
Beijing and Moscow are strengthening political, economic, and military ties, but the relationship is becoming ever more imbalanced in China’s favor.

Discussing an Eventful 2022 in Central Asia With Bruce Pannier
December 20, 2022

Discussing an Eventful 2022 in Central Asia With Bruce Pannier

By Catherine Putz
Protests, unrest, war, and worry defined 2022 in Central Asia.

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.”

Putin to Visit Kyrgyzstan for EAEU Summit
December 07, 2022

Putin to Visit Kyrgyzstan for EAEU Summit

By Catherine Putz
Authorities in the Kyrgyz capital extended a ban on protests that’s been in place most of the year, hoping to head off any trouble when Putin (and Mirziyoyev) come to town.

Russia Wants to Speed up Joint Nuclear Power Plant Project in Uzbekistan
December 06, 2022

Russia Wants to Speed up Joint Nuclear Power Plant Project in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan has both financial and political reasons to pump the brakes, even if Tashkent has no intention of scrapping the project.
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.

Natasha Kuhrt on Russia’s Relationships in Asia
December 01, 2022

Natasha Kuhrt on Russia’s Relationships in Asia

By Catherine Putz
A decade after Russia’s “Asia pivot,” Moscow is embroiled in a war in Europe. Where do Russia’s relationships in Asia now stand?

Kazakhstan Walks Diplomatic Tightrope Between Russia and Europe
November 29, 2022

Kazakhstan Walks Diplomatic Tightrope Between Russia and Europe

By Catherine Putz
Back-to-back visits by Kazakh President Tokayev this week to Moscow and Paris underscore Astana’s unique position.

G20 Can’t Avoid the Elephant in the Room: Ukraine War
November 17, 2022

G20 Can’t Avoid the Elephant in the Room: Ukraine War

By Kamal Uddin Ahmed
Despite pleas to keep the focus on economic recovery, the war remained a major topic of discussion at the Bali Summit.
Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia
November 11, 2022

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi’s relations with Moscow continue to be good, but the long-term prognosis is complicated, especially by China.

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