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 Kazakhstan Is Hosting the Astana International Forum This Year

In an increasingly polarized world, Kazakhstan often plays the role of a bridge between East and West, North and South. This is a product...

Analyzing Recent Border Skirmish in Fergana Valley

The recent clash on the borders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan again drove our attention toward the region's volatility. The Fergana valley consists of three...

Can Iran Counter Its Rivals in Central Asia Through Connectivity Push?

Central Asia is becoming a competing ground for regional and extra regional powers with Russia losing its influence in the region as a result...

Samarkand SCO Summit: New Delhi Sees Opportunity but Sino-Russia Axis Is to Be Watched

The 22nd Summit of SCO is scheduled to take place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept. 15-16, 2022. This will be the first in person...

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Opportunities and Challenges

While commenting on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), during a press interaction held after the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting held at Tashkent,...

Renewed Alliances: A Trans-Caspian “Middle Corridor” Brings Kazakhstan Closer to Turkey

Due to the global preoccupation with Russia's war against Ukraine, the May 10 meeting in Ankara between Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Turkey's President...

The Persecution of Uyghur Intellectual and Cultural Producers: Genocide Through Eliticide

Gulnisa Imin, a Uyghur literature teacher and talented writer, contributed extensively to modern Uyghur poetry within the Chinese state’s narrow limits of censorship. In...

Economics, The Unavoidable Core of Kazakstan Protest

Kazakhstan suffered greatly from the biggest protest since its independence. As I recently returned to Almaty, I saw that everyday life is heading back...

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