Central Asian Migrants in Russia: A Heated Debate

March 19, 2014

With the growing presence of Central Asians in Russia, xenophobia has started to rise. The question of whether Uzbeks might become a titular nationality in Russia reflects ongoing, often heated discussions on the future of the country and its ethnic composition in relation to the growth of labor...

Lay Your Cards Down: China’s New Silk Road

November 02, 2013

The Great Game takes another twist in Central Asia. By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently been busy in Central Asia, on a trip that coincided with a meeting in Kyrgyzstan to attend the 13th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). While many China...

The Arab Revolts: Impact on Central Asia

By James M. Dorsey The rise of Islamist forces in the complicated post-revolt transition in the Middle East and North Africa may have an impact on post-Soviet states in Central Asia, that are still struggling with transition to democracy or have yet to experience popular revolts. Two years...