Central Asia Description

Rising Dragon and the American Eagle – Part I

China's growing economic power and diplomatic clout may portend a turning of the tide against the US in Asia
David Shambaugh
April 20, 2005

Kyrgyz Ruler Is Toppled, but Can the Center Hold?

A resource-poor country amidst oil-rich autocracies has a challenge to sustain its newly won democracy
Paula R. Newberg
March 28, 2005

Prisoner's Release Does Not Herald a Xinjiang Spring

Chinese focus on Uyghur ethnic aspirations, rather than Islam, could stabilize the troubled region
Dru C. Gladney
March 30, 2005

A Drug-Free Afghanistan Not So Easy

Western eradication drive means increased poverty and political tension for the Afghans
Paula R. Newberg
March 7, 2005

US-Russia Relations Saved for Now

Left unattended, the papered-over democracy divide will not sustain cooperation on anti-terror and other fronts
Dmitry V. Suslov
February 28, 2005

Uzbekistan's Democratic Smoke Screen

Upcoming staged elections in Uzbekistan will not be good news for the country nor for Russia and the West
Paula R. Newberg
December 20, 2004

Analysis: Iran Moderate's Poll Triumph Is Mandate for Change

Battered economy is a priority
Marcus George
June 17, 2013

Afghans Nervous as Nawaz Sharif Returns

Will Sharif pursue intervention or trade?
Hafizullah Gardesh, Mina Habib
May 29, 2013

Turn to Religion Split Suspects' Home

Religion was excuse to blame tolerant society for individual failings
Alan Cullison, Paul Sonne, Anton Troianovski, David George-Cosh
April 25, 2013


The US plans for the end of war in Afghanistan
Dexter Filkins
June 27, 2011

Eurasian Geopolitics Face Astana Earthquake

China and Russia lead efforts to secure and distribute Central Asia’s energy
Pepe Escobar
June 16, 2011