Central Asia

Russia turns to East

After spending more than two decades in shadows since the dissolution of Soviet Union, Russia is emerging again on the Asian landscape as a force to reckon with

Putin and Tokayev discuss situation in Afghanistan

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev held telephone conversations with his colleague from the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The leaders discussed the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on security in Central Asia. …

New Inland Service Connecting Turkey And Central Asia

A new container and breakbulk shipping line from Marmara to the Caspian Sea, via the Russian inland waterways, saw the completion of its trial voyage at the end of last month, connecting Turkey to the strategically-important region of Central …

Vaccinations Progress Slowly in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is a regional leader on vaccinations, but that’s not saying terribly much as vaccine rollouts across Asia have proceeded at slow paces relative to Western countries. Meanwhile, as The Diplomat …

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

Shortly after declaring that the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border issues were resolved “100 percent,” the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security Kamchybek Tashiev changed his tune, underscoring the deep difficulties …