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Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Is Kazakhstan experiencing the early stages of a democratic awakening?

While it is too early to speak of a democratic awakening in Kazakhstan, current trends suggest that the country may be moving in that direction. This could have major repercussions for the wider region.

UkraineAlert by Rustam Kypshakbayev

Central Asia Civil Society

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Rayhan Asat Joins the Atlantic Council as Nonresident Senior Fellow

Rayhan will play a leading role in the Council’s growing work on international human rights and strategic litigation and accountability, with a particular focus on China and East Asia.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Central Asia China

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

The gathering threat to the US in Kyrgyzstan

As President Sadyr Japarov takes aim at Kyrgyz and US institutions, the US has not only an opportunity but a responsibility to help with democracy-building and make sure the Kyrgyz people get the message.

New Atlanticist by Lillian Posner

Central Asia Corruption

Tue, May 18, 2021

An Afghanistan at peace could connect South and Central Asia

Afghanistan’s potential as a contributor to development and prosperity in Asia has gone unrealized. If it were a stable neighbor, as the current Afghan peace process is meant to make it, Afghanistan could harness its potential as the “heart of Asia” and connect the South and Central Asian regions.

New Atlanticist by Emily Carll

Afghanistan Central Asia

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Akhtar in Pakistan Politico: Come September: Holding stakeholders responsible for the chaos in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Central Asia

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 […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

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

In the News by Atlantic Council

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