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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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The Taliban and Islamic State Haunt Tajikistan

May 28, 2015

The specter of a spill-over of violence from Afghanistan continues to haunt Tajikistan. According to the narrative being put forward by the Russian and Tajikistani governments, the Taliban is strengthening its position in...

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

China and Kazakhstan to Construct a Trans-Kazakhstan Railway Line From Khorgos to Aktau

May 20, 2015

Kazakhstan is onboard to help make China’s Silk Road vision a reality. Speaking in Astana on May 5, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a plenary government meeting, “We need to build a new railway line across the...

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Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead (Part Three)

May 13, 2015

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Kazakhstan’s state-founding President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been re-elected to what is widely assumed to be his final term in office (see EDM,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead (Part Two)

May 11, 2015

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The re-election of President Nursultan Nazarbayev (see EDM, April 30, May 8) has renewed and bolstered the presidential institution’s popular mandate to tackle the urgent challenges...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Potential Northeast Asian Economic Corridors: Differing Chinese and Russian Priorities

May 8, 2015

Sitting at a strategic crossroads between Europe and East Asia, Mongolia and North Korea are potential economic corridors for the wider Eurasian landmass. However, the realization of such corridors depends in large part on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Foreign Policy, China, Northeast Asia, Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia

Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead (Part One)

May 8, 2015

On April 26, 2015, Kazakhstan held its fifth presidential election in a quarter-century of independent statehood (see EDM, April 30). Incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev was re-elected overwhelmingly for another five-year...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

St. George’s Ribbons and Their Dubious Symbolism in Post-Soviet Central Asia

May 7, 2015

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan has announced that between April 27 and May 8, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Tajikistan

New Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Tough Balancing Act

May 6, 2015

On May 2, Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev appointed a new prime minister—the Central Asian republic’s 27th since it became a sovereign state in 1991—Temir Sariyev, who had previously served as economy minister after...

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

Tajik Government Hypes the Islamic State Threat, Uses it to Control Population

May 1, 2015

The government of Tajikistan has long sustained a shaky narrative purporting that Central Asia is in imminent danger of being overrun by militant forces. Long menaced by the specter of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU),...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Middle East, Syria, Iraq

Nazarbayev Reelected, but Challenges Lie Ahead

April 30, 2015

On April 26, Kazakhstan held an early presidential election, the fifth presidential election in its modern history since gaining independence in late 1991. Unsurprisingly, the incumbent, Nursultan Nazarbayev, won the vote by a...

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Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

May 29, 2015 02:28 PM

On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat (IBJ) and...


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Kyrgyzstan

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St. George’s Ribbons and Their Dubious Symbolism in Post-Soviet Central Asia

May 7, 2015 02:45 PM

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan has announced that between April 27 and May 8, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great...


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Uzbekistan

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Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

May 29, 2015 02:28 PM

On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat (IBJ) and...


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Tajikistan

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The Taliban and Islamic State Haunt Tajikistan

May 28, 2015 04:39 PM

The specter of a spill-over of violence from Afghanistan continues to haunt Tajikistan. According to the narrative being put forward by the Russian and Tajikistani governments, the Taliban is...


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Turkmenistan

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St. George’s Ribbons and Their Dubious Symbolism in Post-Soviet Central Asia

May 7, 2015 02:45 PM

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan has announced that between April 27 and May 8, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great...


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Potential Northeast Asian Economic Corridors: Differing Chinese and Russian Priorities

May 8, 2015 04:28 PM

Sitting at a strategic crossroads between Europe and East Asia, Mongolia and North Korea are potential economic corridors for the wider Eurasian landmass. However, the realization of such corridors...


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