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Shavkat Mirziyoyev or Lee Kuan Yew of Uzbekistan?
Shavkat Mirziyoyev or Lee Kuan Yew of Uzbekistan?

Comparing leaders Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew.  By Otabek Akromovy. (11/15/2017)

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Essay examines policy sources of Uzbekistan's founding farmer, Islam Karimov, the main principles of which are used by the current administration under Shavkat Mirziyoyev. By Otabek A... Read More...



The founding father of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov and the sources of his political philosophy
The founding father of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov and the sources of his political philosophy

Essay examines the policy sources of Uzbekistan's founding father, Islam Karimov policy, the main principles of which are used by the current administration under Shavkat Mirziyoyev.  ... Read More...



Blasting its way into no future: Spiraling insecurity amidst political chaos in Afghanistan
Blasting its way into no future: Spiraling insecurity amidst political chaos in Afghanistan

Security issues plague Afghanistan's problematic National Unity Government. By Chayanika Saxena. (06/17/2017)

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Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?
Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?

What's the hope for Afghanistan's current peace process involving regional powers?  By Chayanika Saxena. (03/19/2017)

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La-La-Land of Central Asia: Kazakhstan and its “Astana Code of Conduct”
La-La-Land of Central Asia: Kazakhstan and its “Astana Code of Conduct”

Analysis of Kazakhstan's Astana Code of Conduct, a multi-lateral effort to fight terrorism. By Samantha Brletich. (02/01/2017)

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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold
Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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The Specter of Kazakh Instability: Heightened Stakes of Sino-Russian Interests in the Steppes
The Specter of Kazakh Instability: Heightened Stakes of Sino-Russian Interests in the Steppes

What does the threat of instability in Kazakhstan mean for her two largest neighbors: China and Russia?  By Justin Cheung. (09/13/2016)

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Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is fighting wars on multiple fronts. What are his prospects for success? By Ali Reza Sarwar. (07/27/2016)

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Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia
Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia

Report analyzes Central Asia and current and emerging external actors in the region. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic & Samantha Brletich. (07/06/2016)

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The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability
The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability

Report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability post-2001, focusing on armed extremism and the Afghan opium economy as the two primary factors of i... Read More...



Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus
Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

It's a game of Poker at best, game of chess at worst, and neither option should be celebrated.  By Petra Posega.  (05/19/2016)

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Is Caucasus the next Syria - Don’t forget OSCE
Is Caucasus the next Syria - Don’t forget OSCE

Can OSCE effectively negotiate conflict resolution in the Caucasus? By Aleksandra Krstic. (04/29/2016)

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New Run in Kazakhstan?
New Run in Kazakhstan?

What do next month's elections say about Kazakhstan? By Alessandro Lundini. (Modern Diplomacy, 03/15/2015)

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Do Taliban Threaten Us?
Do Taliban Threaten Us?

What threat does the still Taliban present in the region?  By Kashi Pandit. (03/06/2015)

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Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?
Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?

Ghani’s inner circle is harming his ability to speak for all Afghans.  By Ali Reza Sarwar (03/03/2015). 

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Kazakhstan Becomes Centrepiece in Eurasian Diplomacy
Kazakhstan Becomes Centrepiece in Eurasian Diplomacy

In a phase of declining oil prices and economic storm in neighbouring Russia, Kazakhstan has engaged in intense diplomatic activity with the West and other Central Asian countries. By Dr. Ernesto G... Read More...



Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks
Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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From the Sun King to Karzai
The United States hopes to create a strong central government in Afghanistan -- but is such state building possible? Yes, and policymakers should look to Louis XIV and the development of France's anci... Read More...


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Can Turkey Combine EU Accession and Regional Leadership?
Katinka Barysch questions if Turkey is capable of simultaneously promoting its leadership in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia while pursuing accession to the EU. (Centre for European Reform... Read More...


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Addicted to Contractors
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think. Read More...


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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...


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Eastern Partnership: The West's Final Assault On the Former Soviet Union
Energy concerns primarily drive the European Union's advance into Asia, and not without offering a crushing blow to Russia's 'satellite-style' influence in Eurasia. By Rick Rozoff. (The Centre for R... Read More...


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The Wisdom of Reconciliation
Article about recent Turkish-Armenian peace agreement. By Haaretz Editorial (Haaretz, 10/13/2009) Read More...


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Deployments and Diplomacy
More troops is a start. But to win in Afghanistan, US will need help from its powerful neighbors, writes Henry Kissinger (Newsweek, 10/03/2009) Read More...


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Will Armenia Break Off From Russia?
The author examines the balance of power in Caucasus and close relationship between Russia and Armenia. By Gulay Kilic (International Strategic Research Organization Blog 09/23/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?
The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues columnist Conn Hallinan. (Foreign Policy in Focus, 09/10/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Was the Women's Vote Counted?
An analysis of Afghanistan's presidential election by Georgette Gagnon, who volunteered in Afghan election monitor groups. By Georgette Gagnon (The Daily Beast, 09/12/09) Read More...


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Turkey and Armenia: Soccer Diplomacy Shifting Rules are Creating a Zero-Sum Game
Soccer diplomacy in the Caucasus has potential for easing the tense relationship between Armenia and Turkey. However, both countries have conflicting interests in Azerbaijan that have brought rapproch... Read More...


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