What is Eurasianism?

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by Graham E. Fuller You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action… Continue Reading  

Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station

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by Durna Safarova Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for instigating a failed coup.

Kyrgyzstan Hopes Chinese Investment Can Produce Industrial Breakthrough

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by Anna Lelik When China’s top diplomat visited Kyrgyzstan last month, he heard some bold proposals. Why, Foreign Minister Wang Yi was asked by Kyrgyz economic officials during his visit to Bishkek on May 22, did Beijing not consider relocating 40… Continue Reading  

China’s Place in Central Asia

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by Raffaello Pantucci China’s rise in Central Asia marks one of the most consequential changes in regional geopolitics since the turn of the century. China announced that it intended to be a major player in Central Asia back in September 2013,… Continue Reading  

U.S. Signals Greater Focus On Central Asian Security

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by Joshua Kucera The U.S.’s primary interests in Central Asia are making sure the region doesn’t become a terrorist sanctuary and protecting it from Russian influence, a senior State Department official has testified. The statement suggests a shift in Washington… Continue Reading