Central Asia

2016 Forecast Year-End Report Card

Dec. 22, 2016 As the year comes to an close, we examine how our forecast for 2016 fared.

The World in 2017

Dec. 12, 2016 Major countries will see economic downturns due to low oil prices and a declining export market.

The World Before World War II Re-Emerges

Sept. 8, 2016 Instability runs rampant across the Eurasian landmass today at a level unseen since the years leading up to World War II.

Uzbekistan and the Coming Central Asian Storm

Aug. 29, 2016 The authoritarian Uzbek leader’s hospitalization could mean chaos in the region.

Turkey Attack Linked to Islamic State in Central Asia

June 30, 2016 Uzbek and Kyrgyz suicide bombers show that IS has increased its influence in the volatile region.

Central Asia: The Next Region to Unravel

June 10, 2016 The instability in Kazakhstan in recent weeks could spread throughout the region.

Update on Major Forecasts

June 6, 2016 Developments in Germany, China and Kazakhstan indicate our forecast is on track.

Protests Spread Across Kazakhstan

May 2, 2016 Unrest in Central Asia could signal regional destabilization.

Net Assessment of Central Asia

March 17, 2016 Given its geography and proximity to major global powers, the region is vulnerable to invasion and susceptible to being heavily influenced by external conditions.

Islamic State and Central Asia

Feb. 1, 2016 A radio broadcast from Afghanistan raises the question: Could IS expand into the region?

The Geopolitics of Deposit Insurance

Jan. 29, 2016 Governments are growing increasingly worried that public confidence in banking systems may diminish, as financial problems in parts of Europe and Asia escalate.

Exporters Pursue Privatization Plans

Jan. 19, 2016 As commodity prices and demand decline, some countries heavily dependent on exports are looking for new sources of revenue.

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