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Weeks After Russia-Central Asia Leaders’ Meeting, Europe Comes Calling Too
October 31, 2022

Weeks After Russia-Central Asia Leaders’ Meeting, Europe Comes Calling Too

By Catherine Putz
With Ukraine in mind, the European Union is courting Central Asia, even if it means overlooking the region’s autocratic “democracies.”
Russia’s War in Ukraine and Its Impact on Central Asia
October 24, 2022

Russia’s War in Ukraine and Its Impact on Central Asia

By Yunis Sharifli, Chia-Lin Kao , and Bermet Derbishova
The war’s negative impacts on regional economies outweigh any incidental benefits, and Central Asians know it.

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.

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription
October 08, 2022

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia is not typically a destination for refugees. Now it is having to figure out a policy response on the fly.

CIS Gathers for Informal Summit in Russia Amid Tension, War
October 07, 2022

CIS Gathers for Informal Summit in Russia Amid Tension, War

By Catherine Putz
The informal CIS meeting in St. Petersburg coincides with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday, but it won’t be much of a celebration.
China’s Real Takeaway From the War in Ukraine: Grey Zone Conflict Is Best
October 06, 2022

China’s Real Takeaway From the War in Ukraine: Grey Zone Conflict Is Best

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
The steep costs of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will bolster China's continued use of its effective salami-slicing and grey zone tactics.

Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?
October 04, 2022

Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?

By Catherine Putz
Moscow denies that Central Asians are being conscripted into the Russian military, but the risk is real.
Russia Opens More Border Draft Offices Amid Call-up Exodus
September 30, 2022

Russia Opens More Border Draft Offices Amid Call-up Exodus

By Associated Press
Russian officials said they would hand call-up notices to all eligible men who were trying to leave the country.

Can Russia Still Be a Dependable ‘Sheriff’ for Eurasia?
September 30, 2022

Can Russia Still Be a Dependable ‘Sheriff’ for Eurasia?

By Janko Šćepanović
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its role as a security guarantor for Central Asia and the Caucasus is in serious doubt.

ADB to Devote $14 Billion to Help Ease Food Crisis in Asia-Pacific
September 27, 2022

ADB to Devote $14 Billion to Help Ease Food Crisis in Asia-Pacific

By Associated Press
The Asian Development Bank’s plan calls for improving long-term food security by strengthening farming and food supplies to cope with climate change and loss of biodiversity.

Kazakh President Urges Calm and Care for Russians Fleeing Mobilization
September 27, 2022

Kazakh President Urges Calm and Care for Russians Fleeing Mobilization

By Catherine Putz
“We must take care of them and ensure their safety. This is a political and humanitarian issue,” Kazakh President Tokayev said of the influx of Russians.
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.

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