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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

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Kazakhstan Announces New Economic Policy to Avoid Another Crisis

November 21, 2014

On November 11, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a pre-announced televised address to the nation. Since 1997, the president annually addresses the two chambers of parliament at the beginning of the calendar year,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

‘Our People in an Alien War’: Kazakhstanis Fighting for the Islamic State

November 18, 2014

In late September 2014, Erlan Karin, the newly appointed director of the Astana-based Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, presented a report on Central Asians fighting for the Islamic State (IS—formerly known as the...

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

As Tajikistan Reports Foiling a Terrorist Plot, the Severity of Threat It Faces Appears Exaggerated

November 7, 2014

On October 18, police in Tajikistan announced that they had arrested 13 members of a terrorist group who had allegedly plotted to attack a military unit, seize weapons, and blow up two major tunnels linking the country’s north...

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

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Ousted for Failure to Resolve Economic Woes, Corrupt Practices

November 7, 2014

Mongolian politics were shaken on November 5, when the parliament voted to dismiss Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag for not addressing the country’s drastically slowing economic growth, plunging foreign investment, and alleged...

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

How Moscow Is Playing the Russian Autonomy Card in Kazakhstan

October 21, 2014

In the world of labor union–business relations, it is commonly understood that, oftentimes, the threat of a strike, as long as it is credible, can achieve more than an actual strike itself. On the one hand, the business against...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Fears of a Tajik Maidan—A Net Assessment of the Ukraine Crisis’ Impact on the Domestic Situation in Tajikistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014

The Euromaidan protests that took place during winter 2013–2014, in Ukraine, have cast their shadow over Tajikistan. The short-term effect of the protests (particularly the Russian response), along with the increasingly violent...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Defending Uzbekistan’s Sovereignty in Face of the Ukraine Crisis—A Net Assessment of Developments in Uzbekistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014

The involvement of Russia in the current turbulent situation in southeastern Ukraine most likely did not surprise Uzbekistan’s government, as it saw the parallels with the wars in Georgia in 2008 and in Transnistria in 1990. For...

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

Macroeconomic Problems Overshadow Foreign Policy Agenda—A Net Assessment of the Situation in Kazakhstan Since the Start of 2014

October 16, 2014

The past nine and a half months of 2014 have been dominated in Kazakhstan by the worsening macroeconomic situation, which has prompted the government to move forward with some unpopular measures while embarking on a set of...

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

Uzbekistan Seeks to Reinvigorate Its Diplomatic Clout in the Region (Part One)

October 3, 2014

Tashkent’s recent diplomatic efforts to serve and actively pursue its vital national interests may best be described by the mantra “a strategy is always square, but tactics are always round.” The attendance of the president of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Middle East, Iran, Russia

Growing Uncertainty in Relations Between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

October 2, 2014

For the past several years, relations between Dushanbe and Tashkent were considered the worst in the region, stemming mainly from Tajikistan’s plans to build large upstream hydro-electric dams across rivers that flow down to...

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

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Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Announces New Economic Policy to Avoid Another Crisis

November 21, 2014 03:04 PM

On November 11, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a pre-announced televised address to the nation. Since 1997, the president annually addresses the two chambers of parliament at the...


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Kyrgyzstan

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Growing Uncertainty in Relations Between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

October 2, 2014 04:21 PM

For the past several years, relations between Dushanbe and Tashkent were considered the worst in the region, stemming mainly from Tajikistan’s plans to build large upstream hydro-electric dams across...


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Uzbekistan

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Defending Uzbekistan’s Sovereignty in Face of the Ukraine Crisis—A Net Assessment of Developments in Uzbekistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014 04:00 PM

The involvement of Russia in the current turbulent situation in southeastern Ukraine most likely did not surprise Uzbekistan’s government, as it saw the parallels with the wars in Georgia in 2008 and...


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Tajikistan

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As Tajikistan Reports Foiling a Terrorist Plot, the Severity of Threat It Faces Appears Exaggerated

November 7, 2014 05:00 PM

On October 18, police in Tajikistan announced that they had arrested 13 members of a terrorist group who had allegedly plotted to attack a military unit, seize weapons, and blow up two major tunnels...


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Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan Becoming Regional Railway Hub

September 22, 2014 03:39 PM

Buoyed by its rising hydrocarbon revenues, Turkmenistan is using some of that income to reduce its geographical isolation by upgrading and expanding its railway network while linking it to those of...


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Mongolia

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Mongolia’s Prime Minister Ousted for Failure to Resolve Economic Woes, Corrupt Practices

November 7, 2014 04:56 PM

Mongolian politics were shaken on November 5, when the parliament voted to dismiss Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag for not addressing the country’s drastically slowing economic growth, plunging...


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