Central Asia

The Strategic Importance of Central Asia and India’s influence in the Region

Long-standing historical, cultural, political, and economic ties between India and Central Asia have evolved into a solid, experienced, and transformative connection over time. In...

Putin’s USSR 2.0 project to be undermined by his satellites

On January 18, 2023, the EU released a "joint motion for a resolution on the humanitarian consequences of the blockade in Nagorno-Karabakh," planning to...

New Kazakhstan vs. Divided Kazakhstan: Policies Critical for Tokayev

On November 20, 2022, Kazakhstan saw an early presidential election. According to the amendments made to the country’s constitution this fall, the head of...

Emerging economic partnerships without Russia: the shifting cooperation formats in Central Asia

Recent geopolitical developments have brought Central Asia and Caspian basin to the fore of regional rivalries as the countries of the region made crucial...

The EU Returns to Central Asia

2022 will go down in history as a watershed moment in EU-Russia relations. The invasion of Ukraine was a primary cause, but it may...

Kazakhstan’s Reforms and Future Perspectives Create Basis for Broader External Cooperation

Kazakhstan, one of the Russian neighbours and former Soviet republics, opens its doors for a broader external expansion. Given its geographical location and combined...

Kazakhstan’s Courtship of Africa Within the Context of Emerging Multipolar Order

Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, has been exploring and developing multifaceted relations with Africa. As an independent republic since the collapse of the Soviet-era...

2022 Organization of Turkic States Summit

The meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Organization of Turkic States Summit was held on November 11, 2022 in Samarkand...

Kazakhstan’s New Measures to Protect Human Rights

It has been approximately two months since Kazakhstan held a historic referendum on amendments to the country’s Constitution. That moment on June 5 marked...

Kyrgyz Neutrality in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Seemingly, the relations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan have not changed since the commencement of Russia’s special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine. Kyrgyzstan continues to...

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