Asia Centrale

I Paesi dell’Asia Centrale e il difficile 2022 (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Kirill Nourzhanov Political turmoil and uncertainty beset Central Asia in 2022. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan faced domestic, regional and international challenges exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. This brought into sharp relief both the systemic threats to peace and stability on the ground and regional authoritarian governments’ capacity to placate if not eliminate […]

Asia Centrale Russia

Le tensioni con la Russia aumentano le prospettive di integrazione dell’Asia centrale (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Gennady Rudkevich Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and China’s modest response to it, has placed the governments of Central Asia in an unenviable position — aware that Russia does not fully respect their sovereignty and has no qualms about using force, while recognising that no one would provide sufficient assistance if they became a target of […]

Asia Centrale Cina Turkmenistan

Il vertice di Pechino consolida il ruolo della Cina come potenza esterna dominante in Turkmenistan (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Paul Globe Since gaining independence in 1991, Turkmenistan has typically attracted only sporadic international attention both because of its constitutionally mandated policy of strict neutrality and the extreme isolation Ashgabat has pursued with an authoritarianism so severe that it rivals that of North Korea. But the country’s enormous natural gas reserves and its strategic location, […]

Asia Centrale Cina

2023. Come si muoverà la Cina in Asia Centrale ? (fonte: Radio Free Europe)

After a year where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended the status quo in Eurasia and saw Xi Jinping secure a new five-year term as China’s leader, what can we expect from the coming year and how might China adapt to a changing reality on the ground? RFE/RL correspondent Chris Rickleton and the Wilson Center’s Bradley […]