• Op-Ed

    Beyond Georgia: The Ripple Effects of Russia's Attack

    Russia’s aggressive behavior in Georgia will have implications throughout the Caspian Sea Region, forcing Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to rethink their strategic priorities with the West. Russia has reasserted itself as the dominant player in the region and revealed how difficult it is for the U.S. to maintain a strategic position around the Caspian.

    • Event

    Turning the Page in U.S.-Turkmenistan Relations

    Discussants review how to improve relations between the U.S. and Turkmenistan through economic partnerships and development aid.

    • Event

    Turning the Page in U.S.-Turkmenistan Relations

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Evan Feigenbaum elaborated on his perspective of the current state of U.S.-Turkmenistan relations and offered his thoughts on how the two countries can move forward.

    • Event

    The Great Uncertainty: Russian-Central Asian Energy Relations

    Recent high-level meetings between Putin and Central Asian leaders and the conclusion of several deals that seem to give Russia more power over the latter’s oil and gas have catapulted Russian-Central Asian relations back into the spotlight, and cast them as amicable.

    • 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?

    • Event

    The Future of Turkmenistan

    This event featured presentations by Turkmenistan's two major opposition leaders living abroad, Nurmuhammed Khanamov and Khudayberdy Orazov, speaking and participating in a discussion via live video-conference from Berlin. Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Martha Brill Olcott moderated the event.

    • Op-Ed

    After a Tyrant, What Next?

    Although the official statement yesterday on Turkmenistan's president spoke of his "divine foresight," not even this dictator could foresee his own death or what will happen to his country afterward.

    • 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.

    • Op-Ed

    The Post-Imperial Project

    A successful Russian modernization is the most reliable basis for the foreign attractiveness of the country. Volumes of energy resources as such will not make Russia a great power, energy is not the same as leadership, nor is harshness the same as effectiveness. This is precisely how a post-imperial project differs from a neo-imperial one.

Carnegie Experts on

  • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
    Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Vice President for Studies
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
    Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Fellow and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center
    Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Stronski
    Paul Stronski
    Senior Fellow
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Paul Stronski is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

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