Central Asia Description

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

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

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


Christina Klein
August 17, 2004

Chechen Terrorism: Old World Motive, New World Method?

Historical tensions underlie current – and future – turbulence in Russia
Ben Wetherall
August 31, 2004

US Nation-Building Abroad – Part III

Afghanistan unlikely to meet Washington's September elections deadline
Ahmed Rashid
June 1, 2004


From Great Game to Grand Bargain

Ending chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan requires more than a military solution
Barnett R. Rubin
December 4, 2008

Central Asian University Aims to Train Region's Next Leaders

Central Asians find hope for the future in the new Central Asian University that teaches its classes somewhat differently: in English.
Barbara Crossette
August 26, 2002

Moscow Hostage Crisis Repercussions Felt Across Caucasus and Central Asia

Local terrorism by Chechen Islamic radicals has not only increased individual national security concerns in Central Asia and the Caucuses but also threatens to reignite smoldering regional conflicts.
October 31, 2002

Chinese Will Move Waters to Quench Thirst of Cities

As China prepares to embark on an epic irrigation project, environmental and political concerns are abundant.
Erik Eckholm
August 27, 2002

Is Mexico the New China?

Gyrating fuel prices and labor cost slow outsourcing to Asia
Rafael Rivero, Sara Miller Llana
September 17, 2008