Archivo de la etiqueta: Central Asia

octubre 05

With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev after being awarded an honorary Doctorate from Nazarbayev University in Astana. ©AFP With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia By  Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, October 2, 2013 Russia’s Middle East policy is all the rage these days. An article in the Washington Post on Tuesday notes […]

septiembre 18

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Says It Foils Syria-Linked Terror Plot

Islamic Jihad Union fighters Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Says It Foils Syria-Linked Terror Plot Eurasianet.com, September 16, 2013, by Joanna Lillis Kyrgyzstan’s intelligence service has declared that it has foiled a terror plot with links reaching into Syria, which allegedly provided a training ground for three suspects now under arrest. The State National Security Committee (known by its […]

septiembre 17

China and Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: A worker welds a pipeline section imported from China. Daily traffic of trucks coming from China, loaded with pipes, is really significant. China and Kazakhstan: Inevitability of Beijing’s Growing Influence Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 153 August 16, 2013 By: Alexander Kim For centuries, China was a major source of wealth for […]

Central Asian Leaders Wary of Post-2014 IMU Threat

Militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Central Asian Leaders Wary of Post-2014 IMU Threat By: Jacob Zenn, July 12, 2013 Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 128 In a June 19 press release, the Taliban, referring to itself as the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” stated that it will not “allow others to use Afghan soil to […]

Social work: solution to mass unemployment in Kyrgyzstan’s regions

Kyrgyzstan community meeting Social work: solution to mass unemployment in Kyrgyzstan’s regions Begimai Sataeva, NewEurasia, 9 July 2013 A novel solution to the problem of unemployment in Kyrgyzstan’s regions, particularly among young people, has been hit upon by the authorities. The leaders of local government in Naryn City and surrounding villages gathered on 26 June […]

Was J.Lo a Chinese Bribe to Turkmenistan?

Was J.Lo a Chinese Bribe to Turkmenistan?  by George Camm, Eurasianet.org, July 2, 2013 Reports about Jennifer Lopez’s weekend birthday tribute to Turkmenistan’s president have mostly focused on her apparent lack of concern for the country’s staggering human rights abuses and systemic repression – her pleas of ignorance notwithstanding. But The Wall Street Journal probes why it was China’s state-run gas […]

An increasing crisis in Kyrgyzstan

At 4,000m above sea level, Kumtor is one of the highest gold mines in the world. It is situated in the permafrost of the Tien Shan mountains of China and Central Asia. BBC: “In pictures: Kyrgyzstan gold mine protests” An increasing crisis in Kyrgyzstan – moving towards a fallen state Józef Lang, Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich […]

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer?

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer? By Azad Garibov, JTW-USAK, May 28, 2013 For more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan has been the point of reference for U.S. policy toward Central Asia. American military bases in the region and the region’s role in facilitating the supply […]

Tajikistan: Is Moscow Getting Ready to Punish Dushanbe?

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin Tajikistan: Is Moscow Getting Ready to Punish Dushanbe? Eurasianet.org, April 30, 2013 Russian politicians and state-controlled media outlets have been taking lots of potshots at Tajikistan lately. Some observers believe the barrage of verbal darts may be a precursor to retaliatory measures by the Kremlin […]

Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation

  That must’ve hurt: Turkmen President falls off horse. To learn more: “Turkmenistan: Kim and Berdymukhamedov, Neck ‘n Neck” – Shiftin the Karakum / Eurasianet.org Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation By Jim Heintz, The Associated Press, May 1, 2013 12:56 PM MOSCOW – Seeing the president slam face-first into the ground […]

From the Ruins of Empire

Book review: “From the Ruins of Empire. The intellectuals who remade Asia” by Pankaj Mishra By Oliver Stuenkel – Post Western World Japan’s military victory over Russia in 1905, the first time a non-Western army had beaten a traditional Western power, sent shock waves through the world and energized leading thinkers across Asia. Tagore, Sun […]

Artemy Kalinovsky’s new research on Tajikistan during the Cold War

Tajik Opera – Dushambe “Developed Socialism” in the Periphery: Artemy Kalinovsky’s new research on Tajikistan during the Cold War period The CESS Blog Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Assistant Professor of East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, was kind enough to chat with me regarding his […]

Central Asians Working in Russia Hurt Their Own Countries

Central Asians Working in Russia Hurt Their Own Countries, Experts Say Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia, April 7, 2013 Staunton, April 7 – Russians often complain that migrant workers from Central Asia and the Caucasus are harming the Russian Federation, but a new study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that the massive flow […]

Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors?

An Uzbek sentry observes the border area in Termez, a city at Uzbekistan adjacent with Afghanistan Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors? Joshua Kucera, The Bug Pit / Eurasianet , March 26, 2013 The U.S.’s growing military ties with Uzbekistan may be a strategic necessity, given the importance of the […]

Work with Moscow in Central Asia

A scene from “Baikonur” (2011), the movie (dir. Veit Helmer) Work with Moscow in Central Asia Jeffrey Mankoff March 21, 2013 When Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of protestors in the city of Andijon in May 2005, both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a bipartisan group of senators called for an international investigation, while […]

Revival of extremism in Eurasia

Abu Usman Adil, former Amir of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal belt in agust 2012 Revival of extremism in Eurasia Rusia & India Report, March 15, 2013 Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, specially for RIR Though Central Asian states continue to uphold secular politics, the efforts of radicals to strengthen […]