Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s Balancing Act with Russia, China, and the West

Kazakhstan has been catching the attention of Western countries recently. Through projects like China's Belt and Road Initiative and the complementary Middle Corridor, both of which...

Why Does Kazakhstan Matter to the EU?

Kazakhstan is a fast-growing economic actor not only in Central Asia, but also on the world stage. As the globe’s top powers become significantly...

Central Asia’s Growing Economic Relationship With the EU

In recent years, Central Asia has found itself in a unique and precarious position, having to balance its strong historical ties to Russia’s sphere...

Why Renewable Energy in Central Asia Matters

Last winter, several Central Asian countries experienced an unprecedented energy crisis, with severe gas shortages and electricity insecurity. In an attempt to overcome these...

Sanctions and Geopolitical Shifts: Analyzing the 11th Package and China’s Role in Eurasia

It has been almost two months since the 11th package of EU sanctions against Russia has been announced but still not adopted. What does...

Kazakhstan Hopes to Contribute to Global Peace and Security Through the Astana International Forum

Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world at the heart of Eurasia, is holding the Astana International Forum this week on June 8-9...

Kazakhstan Makes Clear That Integration Within the Eurasian Economic Union is Strictly About Economy

This week, Russia hosted a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an economic union which comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz...

Railing Central Asia Into the World Economy

If there is one key to unlocking the doors of any economy, it is certainly a railway. Since its invention and construction between Manchester...

India’s Outreach to Central Asia Amid Geopolitical Flux

The flux caused by the Russia-Ukraine war has not only created fissures in the world but is also reshaping the global order. While the...

Regional paradiplomacy in Central Asia: A lifeline for Russia?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought an unprecedented change in the geopolitical world order, and Central Asia has, more than most regions, been...

Central Asian Geopolitical Twine

The Ukrainian war has dramatically lessened Russian political influence in Central Asia, which also makes the region a prey to other rising powers –...

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