Central Asia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is in a Prime Minister Anyway?
    Alexey Malashenko April 17, 2014

    Kazakhstan’s new Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, is “the president’s most trusted man.” If his term lasts long enough, he may become a sort of political double for President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kyrgyzstan: When Change Confirms Continuity
    Alexey Malashenko April 10, 2014

    It is likely that Kyrgyzstan will become a member of the Customs Union. Moreover, Kyrgyzstan’s integration process with Russia was not substantially affected by the developments in Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The “Besieged Fortress” Virus
    Lilia Shevtsova April 8, 2014

    After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Belarusian President Lukashenko starts creating a “besieged fortress” and mobilizing the Belarusians to defend their country from potential Russian aggression. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev may follow Lukashenko’s example. It is clear that the future Eurasian Union cannot be strong.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    No European Impact in Central Asia?
    Ann-Sophie Gast March 6, 2014

    The EU is resolutely engaging with the CIS states trying to tie them closer to the Union and create a European sphere of influence. However, in Central Asia it failed to leave its political footprint and make a difference on the ground.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Ukraine’s Crisis Means for the EU
    Judy Dempsey February 17, 2014

    In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Doing Business in Pakistan
    Petr Topychkanov January 24, 2014

    Pakistan is not an important Russian trading partner in South Asia. However, with Eurasian integration involving Central Asia and traditional Russian-Indian economic ties revived, there is no sense for Pakistan to remain in a limbo.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia: Sealing the New Quality of Its Foreign Policy
    Dmitri Trenin January 20, 2014

    In 2013 Russia’s foreign policy has finally assumed a new quality, something which will probably last. This foreign policy makes Russia much more of an international player than ever before in the last quarter-century.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Getting EU-Russia Relations Back on Track
    Dmitri Trenin January 17, 2014

    The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Missing the USSR
    Thomas de Waal January 15, 2014

    To mention the Soviet Union on most of its former territory evokes pleasant nostalgia, not revulsion. However, no one, beginning with President Putin, is planning its second coming.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Eurasia in 2014
    Dmitri Trenin January 6, 2014

    Eurasia Outlook returns in 2014 and in the months ahead it will focus on the issues that are likely to shape the future of Eurasia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Protests Send Icy Blast Through Moscow and Central Asia
    Lilia Shevtsova December 17, 2013 euronews

    The protests in Ukraine are a warning to all post-Soviet authoritarian states that the same thing may occur at any time in their countries and are likely to serve as a pretext for the authorities in Russia and in Central Asia to tighten their control.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Role of Islam and the Radicalization of the Brothers Tsarnaev
    Matthew Rojansky April 24, 2013 CNN Piers Morgan Live

    Muslims make up around 20 percent of Russia’s population and there are disgruntled elements that are active on the internet.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bombing Suspects’ Ties to the North Caucasus
    Matthew Rojansky April 19, 2013 CTV NEWS

    If proven to be part of a Caucasian-based jihad, the Boston Marathon bombings would be the first time Islamist actions from that region had been perpetrated against the United States.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Are the Suspects’ Ties to Chechnya Significant?
    Matthew Rojansky April 19, 2013 Fox Business News

    The Boston Marathon bombing offers evidence of the importance of Moscow and Washington sharing intelligence on security issues.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Examining Possible Chechen Links in Bombing Plot
    Matthew Rojansky April 19, 2013 TalkRadio RABC

    It is important not to assume there is a link between the Tsarnaev brothers and the motivations behind Chechen separatist or Islamist groups.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Kyrgyzstan: A Primer
    Martha Brill Olcott April 9, 2010 NPR

    Public hostility toward the Kyrgyz government escalated over the past weeks, leading to the recent street protests and demonstrations that seem to have topped the government of President Bakiyev.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    'The Stans' in Transition
    Nikolay Petrov December 17, 2009 Worldfocus Radio

    The five post-Soviet Central Asian republics—Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—share common political, cultural, and historical roots, but they are far from homogeneous, and continuing domestic and regional tensions could lead to violent conflict.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S. Examining Options to Central Asian Air Bases
    Martha Brill Olcott February 9, 2009 NPR's Morning Edition

    In the wake of Kyrgyzstan’s decision to close its American airbase the U.S. must find a Central Asian location for its logistical operations outside of Afghanistan to ensure they remain uninterrupted in case the war deteriorates further.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukrainian Natural Gas Dispute
    Michael McFaul, Carolyn Mullen, J. Robinson West January 2, 2006 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

    Carnegie Senior Associate Michael McFaul discussed the politics of the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute with the NewsHour's Margaret Warner and J. Robinson West, Chairman of PFC Energy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is in a Prime Minister Anyway?
    Alexey Malashenko April 17, 2014

    Kazakhstan’s new Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, is “the president’s most trusted man.” If his term lasts long enough, he may become a sort of political double for President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kyrgyzstan: When Change Confirms Continuity
    Alexey Malashenko April 10, 2014

    It is likely that Kyrgyzstan will become a member of the Customs Union. Moreover, Kyrgyzstan’s integration process with Russia was not substantially affected by the developments in Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The “Besieged Fortress” Virus
    Lilia Shevtsova April 8, 2014

    After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Belarusian President Lukashenko starts creating a “besieged fortress” and mobilizing the Belarusians to defend their country from potential Russian aggression. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev may follow Lukashenko’s example. It is clear that the future Eurasian Union cannot be strong.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    No European Impact in Central Asia?
    Ann-Sophie Gast March 6, 2014

    The EU is resolutely engaging with the CIS states trying to tie them closer to the Union and create a European sphere of influence. However, in Central Asia it failed to leave its political footprint and make a difference on the ground.

     
  • Op-Ed
    After Crimea: Will Kazakhstan be Next in Putin’s Reintegration Project?
    Martha Brill Olcott March 5, 2014 La Vanguardia Spanish Русский

    The international focus must be on checking Putin’s provocation in Ukraine and preventing him from taking another step—in Kazakhstan or anywhere else—in his reintegration project.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Ukraine’s Crisis Means for the EU
    Judy Dempsey February 17, 2014

    In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia Reemerges as Great Power Through New Union
    Dmitri Trenin February 16, 2014 Global Times

    Russia’s Eurasian Union project aims at integrating much of ex-Soviet Eurasia into an economic, political, and security unit. Before that can happen, however, Russia needs to better manage what it already has.

     
  • Event
    United States Joins Push for Transparency in Extractive Industries
    David Burwell, Carlos Pascual, Clare Short, Daniel Kaufmann, Debra Valentine, Faith Nwadishi, Gbegzohngar Findley, Sarah Chayes January 31, 2014 Washington, DC

    The illicit capture of revenues from extractive industries continues to have a significant impact in countries around the world, including as a driver of international security.

     
  • Other Publications
    Turkey’s Religious Outreach in Central Asia and the Caucasus
    Bayram Balci January 27, 2014 Hudson Institute

    Turkey’s greatest influence among the Turkic populations of the post-Soviet world derives not from their common ethno-linguistic roots, but from the success of Turkey’s religious outreach.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Doing Business in Pakistan
    Petr Topychkanov January 24, 2014

    Pakistan is not an important Russian trading partner in South Asia. However, with Eurasian integration involving Central Asia and traditional Russian-Indian economic ties revived, there is no sense for Pakistan to remain in a limbo.

     

The Fight for Influence: Russia in Central Asia

Al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

Carnegie Experts on Central Asia

  • Bayram Balci
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Balci is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

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  • Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.

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  • Togzhan Kassenova
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kassenova is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

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  • Fatima Kukeyeva
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Kukeyeva is co-director of the al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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