Post Tagged with: "Central Asia"

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Fewer organizations have polarized opinion as the Open Dialogue Foundation has, given its advocacy on behalf of oligarchs and those accused of committing crimes.

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

China acknowledges the threat to Xinjiang’s stability and blames hostile foreign forces for backing the spreading of democratic values and the insurgency in Xinjiang.

Review – The Chinese Question in Central Asia

Review – The Chinese Question in Central Asia

One of this book’s major strengths is the focus on Central Asian perceptions of China, including perceptions of strategic interaction, economic relations, and culture.

Review – Great Games, Local Rules

Review – Great Games, Local Rules

Cooley offers a broad perspective of competing and complementary interests that intersect in Central Asia, while simultaneously providing depth of analysis on the ground.

Uzbekistan Exit from CSTO Reveals Limits of Russia’s Eurasian Integration Plans

Uzbekistan Exit from CSTO Reveals Limits of Russia’s Eurasian Integration Plans

The reality of Uzbekistan leaving the Collective Security Treaty Organization is that any influence that Moscow is perceived to have lost is influence it did not actually have. And, any additional US gains are minuscule at best.

CSTO Minus One: Collective Security in Central Asia After Uzbekistan’s CSTO Withdrawal

CSTO Minus One: Collective Security in Central Asia After Uzbekistan’s CSTO Withdrawal

Uzbekistan’s decision to suspend its CSTO membership reflects the changing geostrategic landscape of Central Asia. It should also lead the region to reflect on its current collective security arrangements.

Radical Islamist Activity in Central Asia is Going Nowhere Soon

Radical Islamist Activity in Central Asia is Going Nowhere Soon

Current events suggest that the trajectory of religious extremism in Central Asia is likely to persist. Policies of repression and the exclusion of Islamic groups from legitimate governmental procedures will continue to cause them to seek out different ways to express their grievances.

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