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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Russia’s intentions behind a military buildup on the Ukrainian border

On April 16, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss Biden’s plan to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11, the significance of Russia military buildup on the border […]

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Afghanistan Central Asia

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Ahmad quoted in Emirates News Agency on Afghanistan’s desire be bridge between South, Central Asia, Gulf with UAE’s digitalisation support

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Central Asia

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Nasr joins The All Virtual Lahore Literary Festival 2021 to discuss his literary works

In the News by Atlantic Council

Central Asia Indo-Pacific

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Nawaz quoted in VOA on NATO forces delaying Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

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Afghanistan Central Asia

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Russia in retreat as the Soviet collapse continues

Russia suffered a series of setbacks in its own neighborhood during 2020 that underlined the counterproductive nature of Moscow's imperial approach to the post-Soviet world.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Central Asia

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Hopes dim for reformed Kyrgyzstan as new president consolidates power

"Kyrgyzstan stands at a dangerous crossroads," Noah Tucker says, "with leadership in parliament and the executive now firmly held by an unelected leader."

New Atlanticist by Andrew D’Anieri

Central Asia Corruption

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Kyrgyzstan gripped by political chaos again: What comes next?

For the third time in fifteen years, citizens in Kyrgyzstan rose up in protest, as opposition groups took over government buildings amidst charges of vote rigging in the recent parliamentary elections. Atlantic Council experts respond to the recent instability in Kyrgyzstan and what it means for the region and the international community.

New Atlanticist by Eurasia Center

Central Asia Corruption

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Disproving the discourse of danger: Kazakhstan at thirty

Central Asian independence in the 1990s spawned enormous anxiety among observers who foresaw cascading threats of Islamic terrorism, internecine war, ethnic conflicts within or between these states, or violence between Russian settlers and their new governments. Thirty years on, Kazakhstan has steered past many of these potential flashpoints and avoided the "discourse of danger."

New Atlanticist by Stephen Blank

Central Asia Coronavirus

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

US foreign policy and Euro-Caspian energy security: The time is now to build the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) represents a historic success for Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) in regard to their common quest for new energy supply sources and routes. Over the last decade, the EU has intensified its efforts to expand the SGC, seeking to attract gas from Turkmenistan. The time is now ripe to connect Turkmen gas with SGC infrastructure and the European market through a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline.

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza, Robert M. Cutler, and Giorgi Vashakmadze

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The role of Russia and the Russian language in post-Karimov Uzbekistan

Hardening on language policy at the expense of the Russian language is a significant reversal from Karimov’s tacit encouragement of pluralism.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer Murtazashvili

Central Asia Democratic Transitions