The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.



Tue, Sep 17, 2019

First glimpses of Tokayev’s Kazakhstan: The listening state?

Steps towards reform in politics, law, economics, administration, civil society, and foreign relations by the new Kazakh president should compel the United States and its allies to take a more engaged and active approach to Kazakhstan.

Long Take by S. Frederick Starr

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Rising regionalism: A new trend or an old idea in need of better understanding?

The success of regionalism in Europe can be an important example for the nations of Central Asia, who remain hesitant about regional cooperation despite their shared economic, cultural, and geopolitical characteristics, and need for greater internal cohesion.

New Atlanticist by Richards Kols

Central Asia International Organizations

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Kazakhstan: The thorn in the side of Russia’s energy colossus

Kazakhstan, a rising regional power in the midst of economic and political transformation, may prove to be the weak link in Russia’s energy empire.

EnergySource by Paddy Ryan

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Pulling east: The gravity of China’s Belt and Road in Eurasian energy

Uncertainties about the global oil market, apprehensions concerning Europe’s reliance on Russian natural gas, and an evolving geopolitical situation in Eurasia call for renewed focus on the Caspian Basin. Engaging the region, however, will be different than in the years following the Soviet Union’s collapse. At the time, the idea in Washington and other capitals […]

EnergySource by Amb. Robert Cekuta

Central Asia Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Transit through Georgia – Potential for US Foreign Policy Success

Georgia plays a growing, though little-known, role in the global economy. Strategically linked with Azerbaijan, it serves as a key element in the transportation network that connects landlocked, but resource-rich areas of Central Asia to world markets via its Black Sea ports and Turkey. Over one million barrels of oil and oil products cross Georgian […]

Article by Mamuka Tsereteli

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Wed, Dec 5, 2018

An uncertain future for Georgian democracy

In her election night victory speech on November 28, Zurabishvili took an important, positive step by acknowledging the need to reach out to those who didn’t vote for her after a very tough and divisive race.

New Atlanticist by Luis Navarro

Central Asia The Caucasus

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Cohen in Forbes: Kazatomprom IPO With Astana International Financial Center (AIX) Shows Global Appetite For Uranium

Read the full article here.

In the News by Ariel Cohen

Central Asia

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector Since Independence

In the Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief “Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector Since Independence: Two Decades of Growth and Challenges Ahead?” Katherine Hardin, senior director for Russian and Caspian Energy Research at IHS CERA, looks at the key stages in Kazakhstan’s emergence as a major energy producer while analyzing the challenges ahead as oil and gas production increases. […]

Issue Brief by Katherine Hardin

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

The Path Towards Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy: Convergence of US-Kazakh Interests

In the Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief “The Path Towards Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy: Convergence of US-Kazakh Interests,” Douglas Townsend, a UK-based business consultant and former Australian diplomat with extensive experience in the Eurasia region, explores opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the US and Kazakhstan on issues of nuclear non-proliferation. Download the PDF

Issue Brief by Douglas Townsend

Central Asia Nuclear Nonproliferation

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

Kazakhstan and the United States: Twenty Years of Ambiguous Partnership

In the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief “Kazakhstan and the United States: Twenty Years of Ambiguous Partnership,” Sean R. Roberts, an associate professor of practice in international affairs and director of the International Development Studies Program at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, examines how the US-Kazakhstan relationship has evolved over […]

Issue Brief by Sean R. Roberts

Central Asia United States and Canada