Policy Memos by Alexander Cooley

Alexander Cooley 10-21-2015

Выступая в сентябре 2013 г. с речью в Университете Назарбаева в Астане председатель КНР Си Цзиньпинь объявил план создания «Экономического пояса Шелкового пути», пролегающего через соседние государства Евразии. В течение последующих месяцев китайские политики и специалисты более подробно...

Alexander Cooley 07-29-2015

In September 2013, at a speech at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping announced plans to promote a “Silk Road Economic Belt” across neighboring Eurasian states. Over the next...

Alexander Cooley 07-09-2013

Russian strategy toward Central Asia generates great interest in Western academic and policy circles, but few analytical nuances. Depending on the source, Russia is often characterized as wanting to dominate or control the region, to reconstitute the Soviet Union, or...

Alexander Cooley 07-09-2013

Российская политика в отношении Центральной Азии вызывает огромный интерес в научных и политических кругах на Западе, но при этом мало кто из аналитиков обращает внимание на нюансы. В зависимости от источника, эту политику чаще всего характеризуют как стремление...

Alexander Cooley 10-22-2012

China’s rise as a regional power in Central Asia is nothing short of remarkable. Over the course of a decade, China has concluded border agreements with all of the Central Asian states, secured their...

Alexander Cooley 07-23-2012

For the second time in five years, political events in Kyrgyzstan shook the Central Asia region and caught the international community off-guard. In early April 2010, a few sporadic protests against...

Alexander Cooley 07-23-2012

The victory of Viktor Yanukovych in the second round of Ukraine’s 2010 presidential election has been widely portrayed as a rebuke of the 2004 Orange Revolution and the pro-Western alignment it...

Alexander Cooley 07-23-2012

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), comprising China, Russia, and four of the five Central Asian states (excluding Turkmenistan), continues to be a source of fascination and speculation....

Alexander Cooley 07-23-2012

On Sunday, February 17, 2008, the territory of Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. Shortly thereafter, and over the objections of Serbia and Russia, it was recognized by most Western states as the newest sovereign member of the international system. Concerns...

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Alexander Cooley 07-23-2012

From July 2005 to July 2006 the status of the Manas (Ganci) U.S. military base in Kyrgyzstan became a central issue in U.S.-Kyrgyz relations and within Kyrgyz domestic politics. During this time, newly elected...

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Tow Professor of Political Science; Director of the Harriman Institute
Barnard College, Columbia University