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Kazakhstan crisis heightens instability in Central Asia

The political crisis in Kazakhstan, which began on January 2 with mass protests against gas price hikes, has become a focal point of geopolitical and social tensions across Central Asia. With the support of the Kremlin, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s government has cracked down on the protests with extraordinary violence, turning …

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Gunfire Underway in Kazakhstan’s Almaty, Counterterrorist Operation Still Ongoing

According to authorities, initially peaceful protests in Kazakhstan, spurred by a twofold increase in fuel prices on January 1, swiftly devolved into deadly violence, killing at least seven police officers and dozens of attackers. Gunfire is underway in the center of Kazakhstan’s Almaty, and the authorities are conducting a counterterrorist …

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Is Kazakhstan Russia’s Next Ukraine? – Analysis

With Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s borders, it’s not only Ukrainians who worry about what President Vladimir Putin may have in store for them. It’s Kazakhs too. For now, Kazakhs don’t have to be immediately concerned about Russian troop movements. What unsettles them is years of Russian rhetoric, spearheaded by …

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Russian-Led Security Bloc To Send Peacekeeping Forces To Kazakhstan, Armenian PM Says

Peacekeepers from a Russian-led regional security alliance will be sent to Kazakhstan to help stabilize the country, the prime minister of Armenia announced on January 5 after an unprecedented wave of unrest in the oil-rich Central Asian nation that was sparked by a fuel price hike. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol …

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Armenia Has Continued To Lose Land To Azerbaijan Since 2020 Ceasefire Declaration – OpEd

Many people assume that the 44-day war in 2020 ended with a new ceasefire line that both Azerbaijan and Armenia were committed to observing, Grant Mikhaelyan says. But in reality, Baku has continued a low intensity conflict that has allowed it to take control of land along that line; and …

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Shifting Geography Of The South Caucasus – Analysis

South Caucasus’ shifting geography has been the single most important development in the region following the second Nagorno-Karabakh war. One year since the end of the second Nagorno-Karabakh war allows us to wrap up major changes in and around the South Caucasus. Most of the changes discussed in the scholarly …

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China’s Growing Influence In The South Caucasus – Analysis

While the United States is adapting to the challenges of a multipolar world and a global geopolitical recalibration, the People’s Republic of China is employing its geo-economic tools to identify power vacuums in the international landscape and to fill the void of American leadership. The combination of former President Donald …

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Uzbekistan: Harassment And Intimidation Of Opposition Activists – OpEd

Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) are concerned that authorities of Uzbekistan harassed and intimidated Khidirnazar Allakulov (Truth and Progress party / Haqiqat va Taraqqiyot), Mahmud Davronov (Free Motherland party / Ozod Vatan) and Jahongir Otajonov (Erk) and other outspoken opposition …

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Head Of LUKOIL Visits Kazakhstan

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Toka​yev met Tuesday with President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov in the city of Nur-Sultan. The parties discussed LUKOIL’s progress in projects in Kazakhstan and plans for the future cooperation. During his business trip to Kazakhstan, Vagit Alekperov also had meetings with Prime Minister …

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Armenia, Kyrgyzstan Seek To Boost Trade, Economic Ties

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday, November 18 met with his Kyrgyz counterpart Akylbek Japarov, who has arrived in Armenia to take part in the session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on November 18-19. Pashinyan congratulated Japarov on his appointment to the post of Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers …

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