Inside Central Asia

22.04.2015

Armenians Mark Centenary in Multiple Ways

The solemn day of April 24 is approaching, when Armenians will mark the centenary of the tragedy that befell their nation in 1915, known as the Armenian Genocide.
17.04.2015

Russia’s S-300 Sale to Iran: An Expected Surprise

Vladimir Putin’s decision to lift a ban on the exports of the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran has caused shockwaves in the West and Israel. However, the Kremlin’s move was quite predictable with a rather clearly discernible logic behind it.
27.03.2015

Uzbek Elections Preordained, the Real Questions Come Later

The real question looming over Uzbekistan's upcoming election is not who wins, but what will happen to the country after President Islam Karimov eventually leaves power.
11.03.2015

Armenia, Turkey Clashing Over April 24

The Turkish government’s decision to hold a ceremony to commemorate the Gallipoli battles on April 24, in competition with the Armenian commemorations in Yerevan, looks like a political mistake.
26.02.2015

Why Did Nazarbayev Suddenly Call for Early Elections?

Nazarbayev’s reelection is unlikely to lead to serious changes in the country’s economic or foreign policy. Rather, he simply wants to conserve his position to avoid excessive concerns in the future.
20.02.2015

Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?

Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.
17.02.2015

Lieberman’s Trip to Russia: What Was Behind It?

It is still unclear whether Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman’s trip will bring any deep changes in Russian-Israeli relations. However, the fact that Lieberman’s agenda in Moscow included such a wide range of questions shows that, at present, the two countries’ interests intersect at many points.
16.02.2015

Ukrainian Crisis and Its Limited Impact on Turkish-Russian Relations

Turkey and Russia have a deeply “compartmentalized” relationship. A disagreement on one regional issue—Ukraine, Georgia or even Syria—will not necessarily derail their bilateral relations.
3.02.2015

Russia and Saudi Arabia: Friends or Foes?

Currently, Russia and Saudi Arabia are neither friends nor foes, and the status of bilateral relations and their future remain obscure. This, in turn, is clearly reflected in the polyphony of views on Saudi Arabia existing in Russian society.
29.01.2015

Prospects for Turkey’s New “Armenia Opening” and Russia’s Concerns

  • Pavel Shlykov
Recently the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations has drawn the attention of both Turkish and world media. However, current activities around the “Armenian question” failed to create solid ground for real compromise between the two states.
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