Central Asia

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...

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit and Later Developments: The Politics Analyzed

The summit’s mood was a somber one, toned down by Ukraine war, mounting global economic and environmental crises. Important developments are: Strengthening Economic Ties New initiatives planned...

Kyrgyz-Tajik Conflict: Small States Becoming Victim In Games Of The Great Powers

The Military conflict on September 14th 2022, on the border of two post-soviet countries- Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan took lives of more than 90 people...

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

On September 15 and 16, 2022, the extended format of participants of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are scheduled to meet in Samarkand, the...

Expanding Human Rights in New Kazakhstan

June 5, 2022, will be remembered as a turning point in the history of Kazakhstan. On that day, an overwhelming majority of our people...

Does Tajikistan Have a Choice Amid Anti-Russian Sanctions?

For a while now, the crisis in Ukraine has remained peripheral in official Russia–Tajikistan relations. The relationship between Moscow and Dushanbe was traditionally dominated...

Unintended Consequences: A heyday for the geopolitics of Eurasian transport

When Russia invaded Ukraine, it took itself off the map of Eurasian transport corridors linking China and Europe. At the same time, it breathed...

Russia’s Waning Influence in Central Asia is Inviting Regional Actors to Fill the Vacuum

As the Kremlin seems preoccupied with the war in Ukraine and as the region’s leaders re-evaluate their relationship with Moscow, other regional powers sense...

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