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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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Mongolia, Russia and China Work to Boost Transcontinental Rail Transit

April 20, 2015

Deputy ministers of railway and transportation from Mongolia, China and Russia met, on April 9–10, in Ulaanbaatar, for their first consultative meeting since a tripartite summit among the presidents of the three countries in...

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

Steppe Eagle- 2015 Exercise Unites CSTO and NATO forces in Kazakhstan

April 13, 2015

On April 6, the military exercise Steppe Eagle–2015 officially began with an opening ceremony at Kazakhstan’s Ilisky Training Area. Kazakhstan’s Airmobile Forces commander General-Major Daulet Ospanov remarked, “The experience...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia

Afghanistan’s Ethnic Turkmens: Enemies or Allies for Ashgabat?

April 10, 2015

The relationship between Afghanistan’s Turkmen diaspora and Turkmenistan has always been complicated as well as under-researched. However, the latest developments along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border helps to shed some light...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, South Asia, Afghanistan

Russian and Uzbek Soldiers Reportedly Now in Turkmenistan to Counter Afghan Threat

March 31, 2015

In a measure of just how frightened Ashgabat is of the possibility that Afghan radical forces will invade Turkmenistan, it has reportedly allowed Russian and now Uzbekistani military personnel to provide help in fortifying its...

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

Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Marginalization of Tajikistan’s Political Opposition Could Threaten Security

March 24, 2015

On March 1, Tajikistan held parliamentary elections. The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) officially received less than 2 percent of the votes cast and lost its only two seats in the 63-member parliament (BBC Tajik,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Tajikistan

Mission Mostly Accomplished: China’s Energy Trade and Investment Along the Silk Road Economic Belt

March 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s efforts to build the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)—a network of transportation infrastructure across Eurasia—are unlikely to drive a step change in China’s energy trade with and investment in...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Tajikistan , China and the Asia-Pacific

Future Scenarios on the New Silk Road: Security, Strategy and the SCO

March 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the “Silk Road Economic Belt” in a “historic” speech at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan in the week before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Kyrgyzstan in September...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Tajikistan

New Kinds of Language Issues Heat up Across Eurasia

March 17, 2015

For those long-accustomed to the idea that the situation in the former Soviet space resembles that of France, where an education minister once famously claimed that he could say at any moment just which line of poetry French...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia, Far East/Siberia

Amid Rising Regional Tensions, Turkmenistan Reevaluates Neutrality Policy

March 13, 2015

For the last two decades, Turkmenistan has adhered to a foreign policy of strict neutrality. But the drawdown, in neighboring Afghanistan, of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission has coincided with the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan

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Kazakhstan

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Steppe Eagle- 2015 Exercise Unites CSTO and NATO forces in Kazakhstan

April 13, 2015 01:58 PM

On April 6, the military exercise Steppe Eagle–2015 officially began with an opening ceremony at Kazakhstan’s Ilisky Training Area. Kazakhstan’s Airmobile Forces commander General-Major Daulet...


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Kyrgyzstan

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Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015 05:08 PM

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said...


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Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan Could Seek Foreign Assistance Against Islamic State

April 21, 2015 04:35 PM

The increasing presence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan has raised fears in neighboring Uzbekistan. It is no longer a question of whether IS has a presence in Afghanistan, only its...


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Tajikistan

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Marginalization of Tajikistan’s Political Opposition Could Threaten Security

March 24, 2015 03:12 PM

On March 1, Tajikistan held parliamentary elections. The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) officially received less than 2 percent of the votes cast and lost its only two seats in the...


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Turkmenistan

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Afghanistan’s Ethnic Turkmens: Enemies or Allies for Ashgabat?

April 10, 2015 03:20 PM

The relationship between Afghanistan’s Turkmen diaspora and Turkmenistan has always been complicated as well as under-researched. However, the latest developments along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan...


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Mongolia

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Mongolia, Russia and China Work to Boost Transcontinental Rail Transit

April 20, 2015 03:55 PM

Deputy ministers of railway and transportation from Mongolia, China and Russia met, on April 9–10, in Ulaanbaatar, for their first consultative meeting since a tripartite summit among the presidents...


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