Central Asia

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...

Kazakhstan: Fabric of The East

The violent protests that left dozens killed and hundreds arrested in the Central Asian state of Kazakhstan continue to send ripple effects throughout the...

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...

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...

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...

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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KNF — A New Threat to Regional Security?

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The Limits of Pakistan’s Balancing Act

Pakistan has been going through political and economic dire...