Balance of Interests in the Most Significant Geopolitical Corridor


By Tevan Pogosyan

The region of Central Asia has turned into the crossing of interests of not only regional leaders, but also leading entities of world policy. Contradictorily developing regional system of affairs is observed here. Interesting is the analysis of dynamics and originality of events and processes in Central Asia. READ MORE

Cornered by Russia, Ukraine eyes Turkmen gas

Ukraine, embittered by Russia's unwillingness to cut prices for its gas, said on Monday, Sept. 12 it would try to resume imports of the fuel from Turkmenistan.    READ MORE

Calling for ban on developing nuclear weapons, nuclear powers should become example of reduction and renunciation of nuclear arsenal - K.Saudabayev


By Dimash Syzdykov

20 years ago Kazakhstan voluntarily renounced the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal, closing the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. READ MORE

If WW III breaks out tomorrow/or what happens if China decides to get hold of Russian Siberia and Far East?

By Vadim Volovoj, expert of the Centre for Geopolitical Studies

Today military actions between Russia and China hardly seem possible, but this doesn’t mean that future events might not take the opposite direction. Several questions arise in this context: does China consider the neighboring Russian lands as own territory and is going to occupy them? What could make China take this step? And what consequences could result from this? READ MORE

“Kazakhstan’s way” of development

By Marijus Radvilas

2011 is a landmark year for Kazakhstan. Twenty years ago, December 16, 1991 President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed RK Constitutional Law “On State Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. READ MORE

ISAF Commander sets his priorities for successful Transition in Afghanistan


General John Allen is six weeks into his command of ISAF and US troops in Afghanistan: “We will prevail in this campaign because the forces are well entrained and [we have] the right combination to do that.” READ MORE

Improve CSTO? Kick Out Uzbekistan, Says Medvedev's Think Tank

By Hugh Raiser

A think tank chaired by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has come up with an interesting idea for getting the largely ineffective Collective Security Treaty Organization off the ground: Kick out Uzbekistan. READ MORE

As Central Asia Dries Up, States Spar Over Shrinking Resources

By Muhammad Tahir

Qubay Ortiqov is a farmer from Karakalpakstan, a remote region in the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan. READ MORE

Presidential Campaign In Kyrgyzstan Focuses On US Transit Center


By Erica Marat

On August 15, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev promised he will end the contract with Washington on the US Transit Center in Bishkek in 2014, when the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) plans to withdraw from Afghanistan. “The contract for the Transit Center will expire in 2014. Our position is the following: we will notify in six months the US side of the termination of the contract in full compliance with assumed obligations and from 2014 there will be the first major civilian international transport junction,” the prime minister said . READ MORE

Failure in AfPak: How the U.S. Got It Wrong


By Stephen Cohen

The United States has failed to get South Asia right. READ MORE