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President of the European Council Charles Michel on June 2 met with four of the five presidents of Central Asia as well as with Turkmenistan’s deputy chair of the cabinet in Cholpon-Ata, ...
Stans were eager for red carpet treatment. Notably, Russia was not invited.
Tajikistan has called on member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to establish an independent agency and ring of tight border security to combat drug trafficking from ...
Almost no foreign dignitaries travelled to Moscow to stand next to President Vladimir Putin on the podium to watch the annual May 9 victory parade. But Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was one ...
The leaders of Central Asia's five republics plus Armenia's PM arrived in Moscow to stand by Putin for the annual May 9 Victory Day parade, despite strong US pressure to downgrade and even break ties with Russia where possible.
A panhandling president is unaccountable to his Western benefactors.
Cargo traffic from Russia doubles, electricity export plans, and the former president gets even more megalomaniacal. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.
The embassy in Dushanbe, which is still run by the anti-Taliban opposition, is said to be considering its position.
Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has weakened its influence in Central Asia, especially in Kazakhstan. Russia is no longer a regional hegemon, which may increase regional instability. Tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are especially dangerous.
Warning picks up on growing worries of Islamic militant infiltration into Russia’s Central Asian backyard.
Each time he appears to near the prize, difficulties caused by external events seem to snatch it away.
Beg Sabur has been dispatched to the Pamirs to start work on overhauling the nation's internet.
Moscow curries favour, neighbours seek more gas, and Turkmenistan’s colossal methane pollution could power Afghanistan at little cost many times over. Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
The ‘small stans’ will spend another year striving to recalibrate political and economic relations with Russia and China – and other players Turkey, Iran and the West – amid the geopolitical maelstrom triggered by Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Kazakhstan’s re-elected president has seven years to show he really does understand the meaning of the word he mouths so often, “reform”.
As mutual recriminations fly over September’s short war, both Bishkek and Dushanbe are busy equipping their militaries with more arms.
Russia and China are the dominant trade and investment partners for Central Asian countries. But their dominance in the region is now being challenged by Turkey and Iran in a return to the "Great Game."
"There will be no peace until an arbitrator stands between us," says Kyrgyz defence minister. Tajiks, meanwhile, warn Kremlin security belt must be built around Afghanistan.