Energy in Central Asia: Balance, Not a Great Game

A top Kazakh diplomat on the role of Russia and China.

Afghanistan After America: Ripples in Russia and the Caucasus

The Afghan campaign has become a key feature in Caucasian relations with the West. Its end may have significant effects.

Red Star over Central Asia

Slowly, steadily and quietly, China gathers influence in the heart of Eurasia.

The Latest from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Central Asia's cabal weighs in on terrorism, Syria and sovereignty.

The Kremlin's Collapsing Eurasian Sandcastle

Russia's proposed Eurasian Union is unrealistic and bad for its own interests.

Challenges of the Eurasian Muslim Diaspora

The problem is broader than the Boston bombers, and must be addressed.

China's Inadvertent Empire

Beijing has quietly strengthened its position economically and diplomatically in Central Asia, perhaps the most pivotal geographic zone on the planet. This development has powerful implications for America and the world.

The Opacity of Central Asia

A region that has always defied predictions is becoming more confusing than ever.

A Perspective from Kazakhstan

The Kazakh ambassador argues that his government is making serious efforts to be open and transparent.

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April 17, 2014