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China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
July 27, 2017
China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
Finding the balance in the long-term between rivalry and resonance may be difficult for Beijing and Moscow.
China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
March 28, 2017
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
On Monday, both Russia and the United States began separate military training drills with Tajik forces.
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
November 04, 2016
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
A reasonable report, an aluminium feud, and Kazakh movies; weekend reads.
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
July 21, 2016
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
The paragraph was surprising for its even-keeled approach to the region, though it's doubtful Donald Trump will follow it.
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
February 06, 2016
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
Also a look at Kazakhstan’s developmental state of mind and its economic hurdles: recommended reads.
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
January 22, 2016
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
The bill was soundly rejected – but Central Asia’s inclusion in the list of “high risk” countries lingers.
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
Kerry: US Respects Kazakhstan's Sovereignty
November 05, 2015
Kerry: US Respects Kazakhstan's Sovereignty
The U.S. wants the region’s states to know it respects their sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Kerry: US Respects Kazakhstan's Sovereignty
Security Remains a Core Pillar of US-Central Asia Relations
November 04, 2015
Security Remains a Core Pillar of US-Central Asia Relations
At Nazarbayev University, Kerry laid out the United States’ vision of its partnership with Central Asia.
Security Remains a Core Pillar of US-Central Asia Relations
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
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
US Breaks Ground on New Embassy in Turkmenistan
October 06, 2015
US Breaks Ground on New Embassy in Turkmenistan
When is a building, just a building?
US Breaks Ground on New Embassy in Turkmenistan
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
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
“... it's not like the barbarians are at the doorstep ready to sweep into all of Central Asia.”
ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
July 09, 2015
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
A donation of military vehicles to a regime with a poor human rights record is questioned in Congress.
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
Realizing Obama’s Eurasian Vision

June 10, 2015
Realizing Obama’s Eurasian Vision

The United States needs to actively get behind Kazakhstan’s political reforms.
Realizing Obama’s Eurasian Vision

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