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Book Launch -- Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

September 6, 2016 12:00 PM

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Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

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New Generation of Politicians Set to Play Growing Role in Kazakhstan

August 3, 2016

After long years of model stability, Kazakhstan is currently facing increasing turbulence in its economy and security. The country continues to struggle with the negative repercussions of the oil market slowdown, which has...

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

China Quietly Displacing Both Russia and US From Central Asia

August 2, 2016

Since 1991, the influence of the Russian Federation in Central Asia has been on the decline, and many have assumed that the United States would move in to fill the resulting vacuum. US influence has indeed increased, at least in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Central Asia, Tajikistan , China

A Revival of the Mongolian-Russian Friendship?

July 26, 2016

On the eve of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for the 11th Annual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit (July 15–16), an article appeared in the Russian media entitled, “ ‘An Old Friend is...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia

Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Middle East

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

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New Generation of Politicians Set to Play Growing Role in Kazakhstan

August 3, 2016 05:54 PM

After long years of model stability, Kazakhstan is currently facing increasing turbulence in its economy and security. The country continues to struggle with the negative repercussions of the oil...


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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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China Quietly Displacing Both Russia and US From Central Asia

August 2, 2016 04:46 PM

Since 1991, the influence of the Russian Federation in Central Asia has been on the decline, and many have assumed that the United States would move in to fill the resulting vacuum. US influence has...


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Turkmenistan

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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016 04:23 PM

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal...


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Mongolia

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A Revival of the Mongolian-Russian Friendship?

July 26, 2016 06:10 PM

On the eve of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for the 11th Annual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit (July 15–16), an article appeared in the Russian media...


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