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A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia
February 13, 2020

A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia

By Kristen Cheriegate
Central Asia will generally welcome -- and want -- U.S. attention, but will want a degree of circumspection.

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang
February 07, 2020

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Washington's messaging is aimed both at Beijing and Central Asian capitals.
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.

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China’s Growing Reach
February 03, 2020

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China’s Growing Reach

By Associated Press
The secretary of state pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging it and others to join calls demanding an end to China's repression of minorities.

What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
June 18, 2019

What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Voloshin.

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement

By Catherine Putz
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?

Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018

Nazarbayev Goes to Washington

By Catherine Putz
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
January 11, 2018

Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week

By Catherine Putz
The visit will be Nursultan Nazarbayev's first under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections
July 11, 2017

Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections

By Casey Michel
Felix Sater, a felon and “fixer” for post-Soviet actors, is apparently cooperating with investigators.

How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
April 07, 2017

How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal

By Casey Michel
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.

Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
April 05, 2017

Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?

By Casey Michel
In 2011, Peace Corps left Kazakhstan. Newly surfaced documents shed light on the real reasons why.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.

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