Policy continuity is at a premium ahead of Kazakhstan’s presidential elections.
Whatever new policies the post-Nazarbayev era brings, it will likely involve a continued push beyond the region in search of new economic opportunities.
With recent elections producing a political stalemate, we can expect more of the same from Moldova’s foreign policy.
Is the MONUSCO mission on borrowed time now that it has fulfilled part of its mandate?
The Astana International Financial Centre has launched several major initiatives over the past few months, and early signs are positive.
Will the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) turn Kazakhstan into Central Asia’s financial hub, or will the project be crushed by the weight of its own ambition?
Exploring the role of Central Asian governments in stabilizing Afghanistan.
Washington has been making minor inroads into Central Asia, but will it be enough to stave off diplomatic irrelevance vis-à-vis China and Russia?
The rise of President Mirziyoyev to power in Uzbekistan, a country with untapped economic potential, could signal a shift in Central Asian geopolitics.
The foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a textbook example that geography still matters and can, and does, influence a government’s foreign policy.