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PONARS Eurasia 07-24-2014
(Eurasianet) As news trickled out of Taijkistan on July 22 that the government was releasing, albeit with some restrictions, international scholar Alexander Sodiqov after five weeks in jail, a group of scholars and...
PONARS Eurasia 06-06-2014
(Today's Zaman) (Alexander Cooley quoted) According to a statement released by the Kazakh presidential office on Friday, Nazarbayev said Turkey should be a member of the EaEU during the fourth summit of the...
PONARS Eurasia 05-29-2014
(The New York Times) Kazakhstan—The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus formally signed an agreement Thursday to create a limited economic union—an alliance hobbled by the absence of Ukraine but one...
PONARS Eurasia 05-27-2014
(FRANCE 24 Interview/Video) Alexander Cooley provides insights on the China-Russia gas deal, the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, the Eurasian Union, and the Kremlin's geopolitical objectives. Cooley said, "...
PONARS Eurasia 05-23-2014
RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, Azatlyk, organized a roundtable with people who closely follow events in the region to hear their views on the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan, now and after January 1, 2015....
PONARS Eurasia 04-16-2014
(ABC News - "Post-Soviet republics in tug-of-war with Russia and the west") In December 1991 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics disintegrated and 15 countries emerged from what had been a single-party...
PONARS Eurasia 03-08-2014
(Boston Globe) What is Vladimir Putin up to? The crisis in Ukraine, brought to a boil when Russia’s president sent troops into the Crimean peninsula, has created almost a cottage industry of guessing at the...
PONARS Eurasia 12-24-2013
(Stars and Stripes) MANAS, Kyrgyzstan — In a small village market frosted by an early December snow, the shopkeepers gathered to discuss an economic future that looked as bleak as the weather. The U.S. Air Force...

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