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Keyword: Central Asia

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Daily News Analysis

Central Asia emerging as geopolitical hotspot

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 08, 14432022-07-07

News & Analysis

What the Kazakh Uprising Reveals about Central Asian Politics

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 29, 14432022-02-01

While the regimes in Central Asia are autocratic, they can only survive with Russian help. Central Asia also continues to be the soft underbelly of Russia, as it was of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is here that Nato regime will try to undermine Russia

Daily News Analysis

Geo-strategic implications of Kazakhstan’s unrest

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 04, 14432022-01-07

Daily News Analysis

Afghanistan and Central Asian dictators’ fears

Crescent International

Muharram 27, 14432021-09-05

Daily News Analysis

Kyrgyzstan remains a beacon of hope in Central Asia

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 03, 14422021-01-16

Week In Review

Unrest grows in Central Asia

Shawwal 16, 14412020-06-08

Week In Review

Inter-clan conflict brewing in Kazakhstan?

Ramadan 11, 14412020-05-04

News & Analysis

Central Asia: COVID-19 and the Decline of Oil Prices, a Storm in the Making?

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Ramadan 08, 14412020-05-01

The autocratic regimes in Central Asia and the Caucasus are feeling the heat as a result of the pandemic (that they deny) and the falling oil prices (that they cannot deny). Will the survive the expected storm?

News & Analysis

Analyzing the Politics of Central Asia

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

Despite the end of communism, the Central Asian republics are still controlled by family-based oligarchtes that continue to rule with an iron-fist. Dissent is ruthlessly suppressed.

Special Reports

Triangle of resources: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Three countries in South Asia—Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan—have between them enormous mineral and energy resources. This makes them the special target of predatory powers.

Daily News Analysis

Russia, Iran policies in Central Asia

Our Central Asia Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 07, 14352014-10-02

The Eurasia region of which Central Asia is a vital part, has become hotly contested territory for influence. There are many players involved of which Russia, Iran and China are the principal actors. Their policies will have profound impact on the region.​​​​​​​

Letters To The Editor

Central Asia

Prof. Majid Ali Khan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 14342013-05-01

Much Islamic history is tied up with Central Asia. This area needs to be covered more, suggests a reader who is a retired professor.

News & Analysis

US-Russian competition in Central Asia

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14342013-04-01

The US is not as helpless in Central Asia as thought of, nor is Russia as powerful and liked as is generally believed. Each views the other as a threat to its interests.

Special Reports

Russian policy in the “near abroad”

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14342013-03-01

Russia is determined to assert itself in Central Asia and the Caucasus by using its former puppets to advance its agenda. Some republics offer better prospects than others.

Daily News Analysis

Old game, new name in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 18, 14342013-01-30

How prepared are Islamic organizations to use the new emerging situation in the region.

Editor's Desk

Kyrgyzstan demonstrates how not to run a state


Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

Last month witnessed more bloodletting in Kyrgyzstan, poorest of the Central Asian republics. Sandwiched between Russia, China, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, its borders were arbitrarily drawn up by Joseph Stalin...

Special Reports

Zionist encroachments in Central Asia

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

It must also be noted that dictatorial regimes in Central Asia and Azerbaijan are not typical examples of authoritarian regimes driven by some sort of “big evil idea...

Book Review

History and other information about China's little-known Muslim population

Laila Juma

Ramadan 13, 14302009-09-03

China's Muslim Hui Community: Migration, Settlement and Sects by Michael Dillon. Pub: Curzon Press, Richmond, UK, 1999. Pp: 208. Hbk: UK40.00.


Stirrings in the Central Asian republics of ‘Troublistans’

Tahir Mustafa

Muharram 04, 14302009-01-01

The “stans” of Central Asia are stirring in ferment and revolt. For the rest of the world, the five repubics — Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan — are important only because like the oil producing countries of the Middle East, they sit atop vast reserves of oil and gas that the West covets.

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