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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Beset by Cash Flow Problems, Russia and Kazakhstan Consider Leasing Baikonur Cosmodrome to Other Countries

July 14, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome is the oldest and largest space launch facility in the world, built in 1955 as a test range for the Soviet Union’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the R-7. It covers 2,600 square...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Russia

Need for Closer Ties With Beijing Clouds Moscow’s View of the SCO

July 5, 2016

Russian views of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were prominently on display at the grouping’s most recent summit, in Tashkent, which took place on June 23–24. Specifically, President Vladimir Putin had extravagant...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia, Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Istanbul and Aktobe Attacks Highlight Central Asians’ Role in Transnational Terrorist Networks

July 1, 2016

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Central Asians have featured prominently among the anti-government militants. But until June 2016, as far as Central Asia was concerned, the impact of the war was contained almost...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Uzbekistan , Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Future of the SCO Under Question After Tashkent Summit

June 29, 2016

The fifteenth meeting of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) took place on June 23–24, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Participation in these annual meetings has been growing over the past several years and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Tajikistan , China, South Asia

China Relocating Heavy Enterprises to Kyrgyzstan

June 24, 2016

Beijing and Bishkek have started negotiations on relocating 40 Chinese factories and plants to Kyrgyzstan. While Kyrgyzstan’s government says that this will help reindustrialize the country, there are concerns in Kyrgyz society...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Terrorist Attacks in West Kazakhstan Call for Urgent Reforms

June 21, 2016

Kazakhstan has traditionally been considered the most stable and prosperous country of Central Asia and was even dubbed by external observers an “island of stability” in a chronically volatile region. Yet, on June 5, this image...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Creeping Islamophobia: China’s Hui Muslims in the Firing Line

June 20, 2016

At the recently convened Central Religious Work Conference Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of fusing religious doctrines with Chinese culture and preventing the interference of religion in government affairs...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Central Asia, China, Xinjiang

For Protection From ‘Terrorists,’ Moscow Offers Central Asians Air Defense

June 15, 2016

During his recent trip to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu repeatedly spoke about the need for a joint effort against terrorism. “We need to discuss everything happening in the world, to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Uzbekistan , Turkmenistan, Tajikistan , Russia

Kyrgyzstan’s Capacity to Meet Its CASA-1000 Obligations Comes Under Question

May 26, 2016

On May 12, the $1.17 billion CASA-1000 energy mega-project was inaugurated, in Tajikistan, by top-level officials from its participating countries—Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan (News.tj, May 12). Although...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Radicalism Thrives Among Exploited Migrant Workers in Russia

May 19, 2016

In recent months, the Federal Security Service (FSB) allegedly thwarted several terrorist attacks on Russian soil by migrants from Central Asia. In April, Russian security services claimed that four citizens of Tajikistan and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Central Asia, Middle East, Syria, Russia

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Kazakhstan

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Beset by Cash Flow Problems, Russia and Kazakhstan Consider Leasing Baikonur Cosmodrome to Other Countries

July 14, 2016 06:01 PM

Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome is the oldest and largest space launch facility in the world, built in 1955 as a test range for the Soviet Union’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),...


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Kyrgyzstan

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Istanbul and Aktobe Attacks Highlight Central Asians’ Role in Transnational Terrorist Networks

July 1, 2016 05:15 PM

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Central Asians have featured prominently among the anti-government militants. But until June 2016, as far as Central Asia was concerned, the impact of the...


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Uzbekistan

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Need for Closer Ties With Beijing Clouds Moscow’s View of the SCO

July 5, 2016 04:54 PM

Russian views of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were prominently on display at the grouping’s most recent summit, in Tashkent, which took place on June 23–24. Specifically, President...


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Tajikistan

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Istanbul and Aktobe Attacks Highlight Central Asians’ Role in Transnational Terrorist Networks

July 1, 2016 05:15 PM

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Central Asians have featured prominently among the anti-government militants. But until June 2016, as far as Central Asia was concerned, the impact of the...


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Turkmenistan

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Istanbul and Aktobe Attacks Highlight Central Asians’ Role in Transnational Terrorist Networks

July 1, 2016 05:15 PM

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Central Asians have featured prominently among the anti-government militants. But until June 2016, as far as Central Asia was concerned, the impact of the...


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Mongolia

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Mongolian Mega Construction Projects Push for Energy Security, Regional Connectivity

February 3, 2016 05:41 PM

Mongolia’s national energy program has made significant progress in the past year. According to Energy Minister Dashzeveg Zorigt, in 2015, legislation regulating the energy sector was revised,...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Energy, Home Page, Central Asia, Mongolia
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