Kazakhstan’s weak political institutions, a failure to diversify the economy, and a changing geopolitical landscape have created uncertainties about what will happen to the country once President Nursultan Nazarbayev leaves the scene.
Although governments in the Middle East and Central Asia spend a great deal on the public sector by international standards, they are failing to secure inclusive growth. How can the public sector be modernized in order to trim costs and improve services?
As China vies for more influence in Central Asia, the United States, the European Union, and other Asian countries must take a strategic interest in Kazakhstan to ensure the country’s prosperity and protect the international liberal economic order.
The internationalization of China, and of its companies in particular, is one of the most important phenomena of the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Civic Research Network in Prague, Czech Republic.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
Consumed by domestic controversies and growing foreign policy crises in North Korea and the Middle East, the Trump administration has put little effort into developing a new policy approach towards Central Asia.
Even if it won't rebuild an imperial state, Moscow has many tools at its disposal to influence the political, economic, social, and foreign policy trajectories of its neighbors.
The United States is becoming less relevant across Asia, especially with respect to trade and capital flows. On connectivity and transit issues, Washington has been asleep for a long time.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the organizing foreign policy concept of the Xi Jinping era.