Kyrgyz Republic

    • Testimony

    Democracy Promotion in Central Asia: From High Expectations to Disillusionment

    None of the five Central Asian states have fulfilled the democratic aspirations that were held by their citizens some fifteen years ago, not to mention the aspirations held by people like us, outside observers, the analysts and activists that are gathered at this meeting.

    • Event

    Russia, China, and the U.S.: From the Great Game to Cooperation in Central Asia?

    • February 06, 2007
    • Washington, D.C.

    A discussion of the national interests and strategies of the U.S., Russia, and China in the region.  Has a new Great Game taken shape?  What kinds of competition and what degree of cooperation can be expected?  How will political and social dynamics within Central Asia affect the plans of the great powers?

    • Testimony

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Changing the Playing Field in Central Asia

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization lacks the power to effectively combat Central Asia's security threats, and the organization's economic mission remains ill-defined as Russia and China jockey for dominance in Central Asia's energy market.

    • Testimony

    Is China A Reliable Stakeholder in Central Asia?

    China has a growing presence in Central Asia, but it should not be assumed that their activities in the energy sector will be of direct or even indirect threat to U.S. interests in the region.

    • Testimony

    U.S. Policy in Central Asia: Balancing Priorities (Part II)

    • Martha Brill Olcott
    • April 26, 2006
    • Testimony Prepared for the House Committee on International Relations Hearing on the Middle East and Central Asia

    The states of Central Asia are of increasing strategic importance for the U.S., yet unfortunately the opportunities that U.S. policy-makers have for influencing developments in this region are relatively circumscribed.

    • Event

    Kyrgyzstan Since the 'Revolution'

    • Roza Otunbayeva
    • March 08, 2006
    • Washington, D.C.

    On March 8, 2006, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a small, off-the-record dinner meeting with H.E. Roza Otunbayeva, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, entitled “Kyrgyzstan Since the ‘Revolution.’”  Carnegie Senior Associate Martha Brill Olcott chaired the session.

    • Commentary

    The Backlash Against Democracy Promotion

    Authoritarian leaders around the world have recently started to crack down on democracy-promotion efforts in their countries. The Bush administration's pro-democracy bombast has not helped matters, but has contributed to the false idea that political liberalization is a U.S.-driven phenomenon.

    • Event

    Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy

    Discussion of Moisés Naím's new book Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy.
    VideoFeatures event video and audio.

    • Commentary

    The Great Powers in Central Asia

    For the past decade Central Asia has been cast as the site of a new "great game," with the United States vying for influence with Russia and China.

    • Research

    Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty

    • Ashley J. Tellis, Michael Wills
    • September 30, 2005
    • The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty assesses how Asian states are modernizing their military programs in response to China's rise as a regional power, the war on terrorism, changes in U.S. force posture, the revolution in military affairs, and local security dilemmas.

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