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    • Security in Eurasia

      Issues such as the Iran deal, the rise of the self-styled Islamic State, and the spread of Russian military and economic influence continue to highlight the importance of the Caucasus region on the world stage.

      • Op-Ed

      Post-Soviet States Jostle For Role in One Belt One Road Initiative

      • Alexander Gabuev
      • August 06, 2015
      • Research Portal of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

      Following an initially cool reception, many former USSR republics have been lured by the sheer size of China’s investment in the One Belt One Road project, eager to capitalize on the wider initiative in line with their own domestic interests.

      • Op-Ed

      Tajikistan’s Security Chief Has Gone Over to ISIS. Now What?

      Central Asia has long defied predictions that it might soon harbor violent extremism, but the defection of a senior security official to the self-proclaimed Islamic State points to a crisis in Tajikistan’s governing structures.

      • Interview

      Global Kleptocracy

      In some countries, the government is not a government that may be failing. It’s a criminal organization that’s succeeding.

      • Op-Ed

      Four Myths About SCO Expansion

      Among all the possible candidates for membership in the SCO, India and Pakistan seem the most ready for it. If they join the SCO in the near future, this will benefit not only these states, but also the organization itself.

      • Carnegie.ru Commentary

      Another BRIC(S) in the Great Wall

      Vladimir Putin will likely see the BRICS summit as proof that the West’s attempts to isolate Russia have failed. However, Russia’s growing fascination with the BRICS and the SCO coincides with diminishing Chinese interest in both projects.

      • Op-Ed

      A Passage to Inner Asia

      Modi’s trip to Central Asia is a welcome change in India’s relations in the area, but he will need a long-term strategy to overcome the constraints on India’s regional role.

      • Op-Ed

      Eurasian Silk Road Union: Towards a Russia-China Consensus?

      If China and Russia manage to coordinate the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt, the change will mean not only a more genuine partnership between Moscow and Beijing, but China’s arrival, with Russia’s support, as a truly Eurasian power.

      • Carnegie.ru Commentary

      Nazarbayev’s Election Assured, What Comes Next?

      The most pressing threat to Kazakhstan’s stability may turn out to be Nazarbayev himself. He is an elderly man who also reportedly suffers from cancer and he has no clear successor.

      • Op-Ed

      The Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan: Before and After

      There is no doubt that Nursultan Nazarbayev will win Kazakhstan’s early presidential elections. He will stay in power for an indefinite number of years to come, and the country will implement its planned reforms under his patronage.

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      Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing, and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia.
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      Alexander Gabuev
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      Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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      Marie Yovanovitch
      Senior Fellow
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      Marie Yovanovitch is a senior fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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