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Kyrgyz-US Relations Hampered Despite New US Central Asia Strategy
February 29, 2020

Kyrgyz-US Relations Hampered Despite New US Central Asia Strategy

By Kristen Cheriegate
A visa ban for Kyrgyz citizens stems from a lack of biometric passports and poor communication, issues which can be addressed with deeper cooperation.

The US Didn’t Just Wake Up to Central Asia’s Importance
February 21, 2020

The US Didn’t Just Wake Up to Central Asia’s Importance

By Catherine Putz
No, Washington isn’t just now waking up to Central Asia as a strategic region.
The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
February 06, 2020

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia

By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions
February 06, 2020

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions

By Catherine Putz
The new strategy revolves around a familiar “holy trinity” -- independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity -- while acknowledging the power of new regional dynamics.

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Trip to Central Asia Back on
January 30, 2020

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Trip to Central Asia Back on

By Catherine Putz
This weekend Pompeo will make stops in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Security Services: Moscow’s Fifth Column Across Eurasia
January 17, 2020

Security Services: Moscow’s Fifth Column Across Eurasia

By S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell
One of the main tools of Russian influence across Central Asia remains poorly understood.

Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
May 03, 2017

Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?

By Catherine Putz
Probably not. American interests in the region remain fundamentally tied to interests outside the region.
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
August 04, 2016

A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?

By Catherine Putz
Washington needs to clarify how new C5+1 projects either build on or differ from previous endeavors.

Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
July 21, 2016

Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform

By Casey Michel
The paragraph was surprising for its even-keeled approach to the region, though it's doubtful Donald Trump will follow it.

What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
February 06, 2016

What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?

By Catherine Putz
Also a look at Kazakhstan’s developmental state of mind and its economic hurdles: recommended reads.

US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
October 28, 2015

US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States

By Catherine Putz
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia
August 18, 2015

ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
“... it's not like the barbarians are at the doorstep ready to sweep into all of Central Asia.”

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