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Andrey Kortunov and Marlene Laruelle's Report on Russia-the U.S. Cooperation in Central Asia Presented in Washington D.C.

... University’s Elliott School of International Affairs held a presentation of the joint report by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Marlene Laruelle, Associate Director of and Research Professor of the Institute, on Russia-the U.S. cooperation in Central Asia. On April 26, 2019, in Washington D.C., Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs held a presentation of the joint report by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC ...


Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation ...


Great Central Asia, America’s counter measure to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

... the Pentagon alleged China and there was also a pop up in the main stream media indicating that China has stationed several thousand troops in Pakistan most probably at the Gwadar Port, in order to establish counter balance for America’s strategic partner ... ... and the Russian Eurasia Economic Union would be dismantled. In addition, America should intensify the efforts to set up Great Central Asian throughout Afghanistan and Baluchistan, in fact, this is already happening. Within the past eight months the Foreign ...


The U.S. in Central Asia: between «С5+1» and «Make America Great Again»

... anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan and the creation of Northern Distribution Network. The U.S. and Uzbekistan were in close cooperation on Afghan issue, Kyrgyzstan was hosting Manas Air Base that closed only in 2014, and Tajikistan hosted the Ainy facility. USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development, is actively operating in Central Asia, and the U.S. is one of the major donors in Kyrgyzstan. The U.S. has been implementing the New Silk Road initiative since 2011 in the region, which implies the launch of CASA-1000 in order to sell electricity and electric power produced by ...


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... institution of expensive procedures and tests, like a Russian history and language test. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from Central Asia have even been banned from Russia, apparently from fear of ISIS foreign fighters returning en masse. Thousands of Central Asians, most of them young and male, are now returning home. This, coupled with a strapped economy, could create instability. In addition, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, which share a border with volatile Afghanistan, face some risk ...


Kyrgyzstan Rejects U.S. Humanitarian Aid

... parliamentary elections coming soon, Bishkek quite reasonably would like to see Western influence diminished. In a nutshell: U.S. technical assistance is very important, for example in the healthcare sector . Thanks to vaccinations and training provided by USAID, Kyrgyzstan has become the only Central Asian country to be free of the poliomyelitis outburst in 2010 and of malaria, and has also reduced infant mortality by two thirds. USAID has provided the Kyrgyz parliament with office equipment and advisors who have assisted in compiling most ...


The Unintended Consequence of Maidan

... telling the truth more accurately. It is not always an easy choice. Whether it has been in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, Central Asia or the Caucasus, what the world has usually seen is a corrupt and/or dysfunctional regime replaced ultimately by ... ... people in the eastern half of the country. And so here we sit. Eastern Ukraine remains unsettled. More casualties mount. Accusations fly about Russian subterfuge as authorities in Kiev violently struggle to preserve its larger territorial mass. How it ...


Central Asia and Afghanistan 2014: High-Risk Area

... domestic arena, where security remains the key concern. Besides, NATO is set to withdraw most of its contingent from Afghanistan by the end of this year, giving way both to fresh risks and new opportunities. These developments are closely watched by the Central Asian states, not least due to their impact on regional security. We met with Farkhod Tolipov , PhD in Political Science, Director of Caravan of Knowledge, an Uzbek think tank, to hear his views on Afghanistan’s future, the magnitude of ...


RIAC and George Washington University Discuss Russia-U.S. Cooperation in Central Asia

On April 9, 2014 in Washington, DC, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and Program Manager Natalia Evtikhevich met Director of the Central Asia Program Professor Marlène Laruelle, Professor Cory Welt, and Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Peter Rollberg, all of the George Washington University , to discuss future steps in development of ...


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