Central Asia Archives

  • Nagorno-Karabakh: what is Russia up to?

    Armenia 18-04-2016

    Moscow’s successful diplomatic activity around Nagorno-Karabakh has revealed the weakness of the other intermediaries, writes Wojciech Górecki.

  • Nagorno-Karabakh dispute threatens regional war

    Armenia 06-04-2016

    The war in Syria should be a sober reminder to countries in and around the South Caucasus, and further-flung stakeholders, about what can happen when a local conflict explodes into much wider one, writes Irada Guseynova,

  • Kazakhstan: Disarmament is key

    Global Europe 20-01-2016

    Recent terror attacks should renew international leaders' determination to defeat extremist groups and the ideology that propels them, writes Erlan Idrissov.

  • Another tough year ahead for the EU

    Global Europe 18-01-2016

    If the EU can overcome its many internal problems in 2016, especially the refugee and UK issues, then it will be able to make a greater impact in the external field, writes Fraser Cameron.

  • After Ukraine, the West must encourage regional partners like Azerbaijan

    Global Europe 11-01-2016

    If the Ukraine crisis has taught us anything, it’s that the West needs to safeguard its allies in Russia’s backyard and encourage them to implement reforms, but be more understanding of their growing pains, writes Taras Nazarenko.

  • Remembering Holodomor


    As Ukrainians commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Holodomor, a famine planned by the Soviets, Russia's leadership has no intention of distancing itself from the legacy of Stalin, writes Luibov Nepop.

  • Turkey picks a side

    Global Europe 26-11-2015

    Turkey's careful balance with Russia and differences with the West over working with Islamist forces have long been a source of frustration for other members of NATO, writes Stratfor.

  • A New Deal between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa

    Africa 09-10-2015

    Europe’s southern neighbourhood is an erupting volcano. But positive trends are at play that represent North-South hope, and even convergence, write Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou and Miguel-Angel Moratinos.

  • Europe’s thorny Energy Diplomacy

    Energy 06-08-2015

    It is neither acceptable nor possible for European countries to achieve energy security on the back of a fossil fuel strategy that will undermine democracy, human rights, and climate security, writes Luca Bergamaschi.

  • Seven questions and three recommendations about TTIP

    Competition 07-05-2015

    TTIP is currently “too big to fly”. Pierre Defraigne offered his vision for the future of TTIP in a speech to the European Business summit.

  • The EU can choose to defeat polio

    Development Policy 05-05-2015

    Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk. Europe is no exception, and the sixteen deaths caused by a polio outbreak in Albania in 1996, which spread to Greece and Kosovo, are a harsh reminder of this fact, writes John Hewko.

  • Turkmenistan looks to the West

    Global Europe 06-04-2015

    Due to worsening relations with Russia, its increasing dependence on China and fears of destabilisation, Turkmenistan is adjusting its foreign policy and trying to bolster its cooperation with the West in the field of energy and security, writes the Polish think-tank OSW in an analysis.

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