Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
Policy continuity is at a premium ahead of Kazakhstan’s presidential elections.
Glacier shrinkage in the Lake Balkhash basin is set to exacerbate water shortages in an already arid part of the world, creating a potential water conflict between China and Kazakhstan.
Exploring the role of Central Asian governments in stabilizing Afghanistan.
Sino-Russian relations have flourished under a mutual disdain for US global influence. But is the relationship really as healthy as it seems?
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.
How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.
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.
An overview of the China-Central Asia-Western Asia Corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.
This series takes a country-by-country look at the geopolitical competition between China and Russia in Central Asia.