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The evolving terrorist threat to China’s Central Asia projects

With its infrastructure projects and business investments, China’s Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) initiative has the potential to transform Central Asia. But Chinese plans will face rising terrorism and extremism risks in the region.

Politics South and Central Asia

Kyrgyz elections stoke regional tensions

The Kyrgyz presidential elections are a positive sign for democracy, but a recent quarrel between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan threatens integration efforts.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15-21 October

China’s 19th Party Congress. Egypt’s state of emergency. Catalonian independence. Elections in Kyrgyzstan. US-Turkey relations.  All in The Week Ahead. 

Politics

Fading tulips: Kyrgyz presidential vote comes amid rising authoritarianism

The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan to be held on 15 October 2017 promises to be the region’s most contentious and unpredictable since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Politics South and Central Asia

Talking corruption with Central Asia’s power lawyer

A discussion with Baker McKenzie’s Tom Firestone on the risks and best practices associated with operating in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Who are the Uyghurs and why do they scare China?

Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Economics South and Central Asia

The OBOR initiative unveils Beijing’s ambitions in Central Asia

Since the launch of the China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, China has focused its efforts in the expansion of its presence in Central Asia.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

Europe Finance

Why the redenomination of the Belarusian Ruble matters

The announcement of the redenomination of the Belarusian Ruble, coming against the backdrop of high inflation rates, creates further potential integration of Belarusian and Russian markets. President Alexander Lukashenko announced