Eurasia

Turkey As Viewed From Central Asia

Turkey As Viewed From Central Asia

Diplomatic relationships and partnerships between Turkey and the countries in Central Asia started after the republics gained independence in 1991. The Central Asian republics, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, share many common trends and developments along with distinctive political, economic and social characteristics that affect the development of relationships with Turkey. While the […]

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Eurasian Integration: Effects on Central Asia

Eurasian Integration: Effects on Central Asia

Rapidly growing Eurasian integration has become one of the most interesting developments in the post-Soviet region due to its economic and geopolitical dimensions. A Russian-led Eurasian integration process, which has included Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan so far, aims to establish a mechanism of intergovernmental cooperation focusing predominantly on economic partnership. With the establishment of […]

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INTERVIEW: Tajik American community and other Central Asian diasporas in the United States

INTERVIEW: Tajik American community and other Central Asian diasporas in the United States

This interview was originally published at Central Asian Analytical Network on July 2, 2015.    Владимир Федоренко: об американских таджиках, помощи соотечественникам и других диаспорах Центральной Азии в США By Абдулфаттох Шафиев On Июль 2, 2015 Все большее число жителей Центральной Азии, в том числе Таджикистана, переезжают на постоянное место жительства в Соединенные Штаты. В […]

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Timeline of Central Asia (1918-2014)

Timeline of Central Asia (1918-2014)

The Timeline of Central Asia aims to serve as a chronological guide offering information regarding essential developments in the Central Asian region. Within the framework of this study, the Central Asian region is defined as the following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Each of the five Central Asian republics has its own distinctive […]

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Disenchantment with Liberalism in Post-Soviet Societies

Disenchantment with Liberalism in Post-Soviet Societies

In post-Soviet societies, liberalism has come to be perceived as contradictory to the rule of law and norms of decency, even as the antithesis of order and associated with chaos. However, it may be accurate to talk about disenchantment with misperceived liberalism and a defensive reflex by societies that are struggling with their post-totalitarian burdens […]

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The Russian Gambit

The Russian Gambit

On Dec. 1 Ankara welcomed Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin for a one-day visit that occupied the headlines of many international media outlets due to post-meeting statements, such as announcing the termination of the South Stream project. What is the significance of this visit and how is it going to affect the future of Russian […]

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U.S. – Azerbaijan Relations: A View from Baku

U.S. – Azerbaijan Relations: A View from Baku

Relations between the United States and Azerbaijan center on the energy sector and regional security issues. In regard to regional security, Azerbaijan fully supported the United States, and now expects the same in return. The United States understands that Azerbaijan is a strategic partner. It is one of the few Muslim countries that supported the […]

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Energy, Trade, and Development in the Silk Road Countries

Energy, Trade, and Development in the Silk Road Countries

  Rethink Institute held the Energy, Trade, and Development Forum  at the 2014 Turkic American Convention in Washington D.C. on April 9, 2014. The forum featured panel discussions on the following topics: (1) From Beijing to London: (1) From Beijing to London:  The New Silk Road Initiatives; (2) Eurasian Energy Corridor and Energy Security; (3) U.S. Strategic Partnership […]

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