Central Asia

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.

Signs of Trouble in Kazakhstan

Jan. 13, 2016 The country’s economic and political challenges indicate growing instability, a familiar trend among Central Asian states.

Destabilization in Central Asia

Dec. 23, 2015 Central Asian governments have been turning their attention to potential security threats and economic problems that could destabilize the region.

Tajikistan, Russia and Fears of Unrest

Dec. 18, 2015 The decline of the Russian economy and weakening of the ruble have had significant impacts on Tajikistan and the governments in both countries are concerned about a possible increase in instability as a result.

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