Tag Archives: Central Asia

Kazakhstan: the People Behind the Plans

People from all across Central Asia head to Astana, Kazakhstan to earn a living.

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Energy Security: Asia’s Achilles Heel

What is the weakest point in the geopolitical rise of Asia — and what are the rising nations doing to fix it?

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Will Central Asia Follow Egypt’s Example?

Will the chain reaction of protests crossing the Middle East now reach Central Asia?

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Why America Is Like Imperial Spain (Part II)

What lessons can Imperial Spain's travails in the Netherlands teach the United States about Afghanistan?

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Spanish Soccer Teams and Sovereign Wealth Funds

Are sponsorships of sports clubs beachheads for sovereign wealth funds’ investments in the West's national champions?

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The U.S., Kazakhstan and Stresses of Empire

How has the Obama Administration bungled U.S. relations with Kazakhstan?

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Inconvenient Geopolitical Truths

What does politics have to do with oil markets?

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Chinese Walls in Emerging Markets

Do emerging countries’ financial markets suffer from a lack of transparency?

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China and Iran: A New Route

What has shaped the Sino-Iranian relationship, and what are the two country’s shared national objectives?

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The Silk Road — A Romantic Deception?

What can Central Asian countries do to reform after years of neglect?

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