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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Nazarbayev begins uncertain transition in Kazakhstan

Rumors of Nazarbayev’s imminent departure emerged after the president asked the country’s Constitutional Court whether he had the right to resign or not earlier in February.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Wed, Dec 5, 2018

An uncertain future for Georgian democracy

In her election night victory speech on November 28, Zurabishvili took an important, positive step by acknowledging the need to reach out to those who didn’t vote for her after a very tough and divisive race.

New Atlanticist by Luis Navarro

Central Asia The Caucasus

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Cohen in Forbes: Kazatomprom IPO With Astana International Financial Center (AIX) Shows Global Appetite For Uranium

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In the News by Ariel Cohen

Central Asia

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Pulling east: The gravity of China’s Belt and Road in Eurasian energy

Uncertainties about the global oil market, apprehensions concerning Europe’s reliance on Russian natural gas, and an evolving geopolitical situation in Eurasia call for renewed focus on the Caspian Basin. Engaging the region, however, will be different than in the years following the Soviet Union’s collapse. At the time, the idea in Washington and other capitals […]

EnergySource by Amb. Robert Cekuta

Central Asia Europe & Eurasia

Mon, May 7, 2018

Shaffer in Geopolitical Intelligence Services: Uzbekistan’s Reforms: Opening a New Era in Central Asia?

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In the News by Brenda Shaffer

Central Asia

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A new era for Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev has charted a fiercely independent foreign policy that aims to mend ties with Uzbekistan’s neighbors and boost its economy.

New Atlanticist by Aziz Egamov and Rafael Sattarov

Central Asia

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Here’s why Trump needs to deepen engagement with Eurasia

Russia and China may aspire to exclude the United States from the heart of Eurasia. However, the Trump administration should not just pack up and walk away.

New Atlanticist by Ariel Cohen

Central Asia China

Tue, May 23, 2017

Kazakhstan’s Niche in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, formerly One Belt, One Road) is an economic integration project that will allow the often-overlooked Kazakhstan to capitalize on its unique geographic location to leverage geopolitical benefits from the initiative. The infrastructure project is designed to expand China’s influence beyond its immediate neighborhood with economic […]

New Atlanticist by Alexandra Di Cocco

Central Asia China

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Changing Alphabet, Kazakhs Take Another Step Toward the West

Kazakhstan has decided to switch alphabets, from Cyrillic to Latin script, by 2025. After decades of Russian and Soviet domination, countries are developing their own cultural code, though some feel uneasy about the change. Yet the Latin alphabet will only boost Kazakhstan’s international integration and its economic, technological, and scientific development. Plus, Latin script isn’t […]

UkraineAlert by Ariel Cohen

Central Asia

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Fairbank in U.S. News & World Report: Central Asia Is a Critical Crossroads

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In the News by Timothy Fairbank

Central Asia