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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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The Rationale Behind Putin’s Visit to Mongolia Amid the Ukrainian Crisis

September 12, 2014

While on a several-day visit to the Russian Far East (see Jamestown Blog on Russia and Eurasia, September 9), Russian President Vladimir Putin spent less than six hours in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on September 3. He took this trip...

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

Russia and China Set to Clash Over Kyrgyzstan’s Energy

September 11, 2014

On the eve of a new round of anti-Russian sanctions unveiled by the European Union on September 9, Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller, kicked off a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan. The head of the Russian natural gas giant and Vladimir...

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

Islamic Caliphate for Kazakhstan: Disturbing Signs and Signals

September 8, 2014

On June 29, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared the emergence of an Islamic caliphate and renamed itself the Islamic State (IS). The organisation proclaimed that all existing Muslim states should support and...

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

Rogun Dam Studies Set the Scene for Further Disputes Among Central Asian Countries

August 14, 2014

Last month (July 2014), a World Bank assessment explicitly approved the technical, economic and social aspects of the construction of the planned Rogun hydropower plant (Rogun HPP). The conclusions vindicate Tajikistan, which has...

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

Moscow Set to Use Karakalpak Separatism Against a Pro-Western Tashkent

August 12, 2014

The Russian government, which has used ethnic minority challenges against Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine to punish regimes whose foreign and domestic policies are at odds with Moscow’s now seems prepared to do the same...

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

Kazakhstani Cossacks in Media Spotlight Because of Ukraine Crisis

August 11, 2014

On August 4, the Ukrainian media widely reported on the arrest of Vladimir Mukhtarov, the major-general of Ukraine’s Cossack community. According to a statement by the prosecutor’s office of Luhansk province, Mukhtarov is...

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

Mongolian-Japanese Economic Partnership Agreement: Counterbalancing China and Russia

August 8, 2014

On the 40th anniversary of establishing bilateral diplomatic relations, Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Tokyo on July 22, 2014, to sign a Joint Statement on affirming the final...

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

Strained Thaw Between Tashkent and Ankara

August 6, 2014

On July 10–12, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid an official visit to Uzbekistan—the first one by a Turkish foreign minister in 13 years—in the hopes of bringing about a détente to the two countries’ frozen relations...

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

Border Disputes in the Ferghana Valley Threaten to Undermine Regional Trade and Stability

August 1, 2014

On July 21, eleven days after a recent skirmish between Tajik and Kyrgyz communities and border guards in the Ferghana Valley, Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdyrakhman Mamataliev commented on the progress of his country’s...

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

Beijing Expands its Multinational Toolkit at CICA Summit

July 31, 2014

President Xi Jinping of China proposed a new Asian security concept on May 21, 2014 at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). He called on Asian countries to pursue...

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

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Kazakhstan

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Islamic Caliphate for Kazakhstan: Disturbing Signs and Signals

September 8, 2014 05:37 PM

On June 29, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared the emergence of an Islamic caliphate and renamed itself the Islamic State (IS). The organisation proclaimed that all existing Muslim...


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Kyrgyzstan

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Russia and China Set to Clash Over Kyrgyzstan’s Energy

September 11, 2014 05:18 PM

On the eve of a new round of anti-Russian sanctions unveiled by the European Union on September 9, Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller, kicked off a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan. The head of the Russian...


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Uzbekistan

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Rogun Dam Studies Set the Scene for Further Disputes Among Central Asian Countries

August 14, 2014 06:17 PM

Last month (July 2014), a World Bank assessment explicitly approved the technical, economic and social aspects of the construction of the planned Rogun hydropower plant (Rogun HPP). The conclusions...


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Tajikistan

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Rogun Dam Studies Set the Scene for Further Disputes Among Central Asian Countries

August 14, 2014 06:17 PM

Last month (July 2014), a World Bank assessment explicitly approved the technical, economic and social aspects of the construction of the planned Rogun hydropower plant (Rogun HPP). The conclusions...


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Turkmenistan

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Central Asians in Syria and Ukraine: Which is the Greater Threat?

July 25, 2014 05:43 PM

Since Russia’s “annexation” of Crimea and the start of the Russia-backed “rebellion” in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), Central Asian countries have...


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The Rationale Behind Putin’s Visit to Mongolia Amid the Ukrainian Crisis

September 12, 2014 02:44 PM

While on a several-day visit to the Russian Far East (see Jamestown Blog on Russia and Eurasia, September 9), Russian President Vladimir Putin spent less than six hours in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on...


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