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Kazakhstan’s Yurts of Peace: Citizen Diplomacy in the Making

Kazakhstan’s Yurts of Peace: Citizen Diplomacy in the Making

By Zhaniya Bekshora
Kazakh citizen diplomacy can be viewed as a tool for cultivating humanism and demonstrating solidarity, as well as an important foreign policy instrument.

Russian Military Recruitment Ads Reportedly Target Kazakhstan

Russian Military Recruitment Ads Reportedly Target Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Russia is reportedly looking toward its Central Asian neighbor Kazakhstan for manpower as the war in Ukraine lurches toward its 18th month.
War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

By Catherine Putz
The same circumstances that do not dissuade Tajik migrants from heading to Russia drive some Russians toward Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

Japan Welcomed This Ukrainian Refugee. Here’s What He Had to Say About the Process.

Japan Welcomed This Ukrainian Refugee. Here’s What He Had to Say About the Process.

By Emily Schroen
The experience of Oleksii Yashchyrynskyi reflects Tokyo's surprising willingness to open its arms to refugees from the Russia-Ukraine war.

The Kazakhstanis Picking Sides in Putin’s War in Ukraine

The Kazakhstanis Picking Sides in Putin’s War in Ukraine

By Dan Storyev and Nazeer Baturin
While Kazakhstan's government is balancing, these Kazakhstanis have already picked a side in Putin's war on Ukraine. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

China Affirms Ex-Soviet Nations’ Sovereignty After Uproar

China Affirms Ex-Soviet Nations’ Sovereignty After Uproar

By Associated Press
The Chinese ambassador to France suggested in an interview that the states of the former Soviet Union were not recognized as sovereign. Beijing walked the comments back.

Asian Geopolitics in 2022: A Retrospective

Asian Geopolitics in 2022: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What trends and events shaped the region in 2022?
Kazakhstan Walks Diplomatic Tightrope Between Russia and Europe

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.

NATO’s China Challenge

NATO’s China Challenge

By Michael Trinkwalder
Despite, or rather because of, the Russia-Ukraine War, the West finally appears willing to take on the challenge of a rising China – perhaps even in the Indo-Pacific.

‘Russia Is a Threat, Not a Friend’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Warns Central Asia

‘Russia Is a Threat, Not a Friend’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Warns Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In a press conference with Central Asian media outlets, the Ukrainian foreign minister urged the region: “don’t let Russia use you.”

Russia’s War Puts Central Asia’s Economies in a Difficult Position

Russia’s War Puts Central Asia’s Economies in a Difficult Position

By Catherine Putz
The states of Central Asia were, unsurprisingly, on a recent list of possible  “transshipment points” Russia and Belarus may use to evade sanctions.
Russian Foreign Minister Visits Mongolia in Drive for Support

Russian Foreign Minister Visits Mongolia in Drive for Support

By Associated Press
Ukraine and Russia's rejection of Western criticism were major themes of Lavrov's public comments.

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