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New Realities in the South Caucasus Double Iran’s Azerbaijan Hysteria

Iran is still finding it difficult to adjust to the new geopolitical realities in the South Caucasus. Almost a year has passed since Azerbaijan...
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The Importance of Civil Society in Implementing Political Reforms in Kazakhstan

This year Kazakhstan is marking its 30th anniversary as an independent state. Just three decades ago, a relatively short period of time in historic...
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Turkey in Central Asia, It Is Not Just About Schools and Construction

There is an abundance of quite informative analytical articles and scientific papers in Western media concerning the influence of China or Russia in Central...
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The Great Game: Tale of a Century

The Great Game is a phrase often attributed to Rudyard Kipling who immortalized it through his classic spy novel Kim. In fact, it was...
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Why Kyrgyzstan’s Liberal Traits Are Not to Be Found in Other Central Asian Stans?

The political situation that ensued after the latest parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan this October took a rather dramatic but not at all untypical for...
Revolution of Hope Kyrgyzstan

Revolution of Hope in Kyrgyzstan: Who Won?

Kyrgyzstan is an impoverished former Soviet Union country, which managed to become the “democratic island” of the Central Asian region. It shares international borders...

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