International Relations/Diplomacy
Central Asia
Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Central Asia

Background

Central Asia is geo-strategically significant for the Kremlin as the region border Afghanistan and Iran to the South, China to the East, and the Caspian Sea to the West. The Central Asian region is considered Russia’s sphere...

Russia-Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Central Asia

Central Asia is Russia’s sphere of Influence, and Moscow is also the security provider in the region. In addition, Central Asian economies are highly dependent on remittances from the Russian Federation. Central Asia has been heavily impacted by...

Turkey’s Role as a Regional Actor in Central Asia: An Assessment

Introduction

Central Asia’s geostrategic location at the crossroads of East and West has shaped substantial geopolitical rivalries in the region. Even though the region is within Russia’s sphere of influence, China has made significant...

How is Central Asia Reacting to Russia-Ukraine Crisis?

Background

Central Asia has recently been in the geopolitical spotlight with the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and political upheaval in Kazakhstan. Russia’s special military actions in Ukraine have once again drawn attention to...

Significance of First India-Central Asia Summit

India-Central Asia relations have witnessed an upward trajectory in the recent past. The key factor behind the renewed India-Central ties is the consistency in bilateral and multilateral dialogue and discussion. There already exists an India-...

First India-Central Asia Summit: Some Major Takeaways

On January 27, 2022, India and Central Asian leaders held the maiden India-Central Asia Summit in a virtual format. The summit was hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by the Heads of State of the five Central Asian...

मध्य एशिया: 2021 पर एक नजर और 2022 के लिए नजरिया

परिचय

मध्य एशिया के लिए बीता साल 2021 बेहद चुनौतीपूर्ण रहा है। यह वर्ष सोवियत संघ के 1991 में विघटन के बाद से उसमें से छिटके मध्य एशियाई देशों की स्वतंत्रता के भी तीन दशक पूरे होने का साल है। मध्य एशिया की विकासशील अर्थव्यवस्थाओं के लिए...

What to Expect from the First India-Central Asia Summit

Background

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the first-ever India-Central Asia Leaders Summit in a virtual format on January 27, 2022. This summit will bring together the heads of state of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan...

Kazakh Protests: What Next?

On the 4th 5th and 6th January 2022, Kazakhstan was convulsed by the most violent of protests since 1989. While the situation has been controlled for now by swift, strong state action, the event is likely to have wide-ranging internal, regional...

Central Asia: A Look Back At 2021 and Outlook For 2022

Introduction

The year 2021 has been challenging for Central Asia. The year marked the three decades of independence for the Central Asian countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The socio-economic and health impacts of...

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