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China In Eurasia Briefing: Beijing, Moscow, And A New Central Asia (Reid Standish, RFE RL)

Violent unrest in Kazakhstan, coupled with a Russian-led military intervention to prop up Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, the country’s embattled president, has already left its mark on the country and Central Asia as a whole. China In Eurasia Briefing: Beijing, Moscow, And A New Central Asia (rferl.org)

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Crisis In Kazakhstan Pushes China, Russia Closer Together (Reid Standish, RFE RL)

As China and Russia have grown closer in recent years through a deepening political partnership, the two countries’ sometimes competing interests in Central Asia were viewed as a factor that could derail their warming ties. While Moscow was seen as the main military provider in the region, Beijing’s slow venture into Central Asian security in […]

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China In Eurasia: Beijing’s Shadow Over Hungary’s Elections (Reid Standish, RFE RL)

As Hungary prepares for a tight election in April between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the opposition’s Peter Marki-Zay, the government’s close ties with China are hanging over the campaign, Balint Szalai, my colleague from Budapest, and myself reported. China In Eurasia: Beijing’s Shadow Over Hungary’s Elections (rferl.org)

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Another Look at the Prospects of a Eurasian Digital Platform (Yaroslav Lissovolik, Valdai Discussion Club)

In view of the idiosyncratic features of Eurasia with respect to the gravity of distance, a common Eurasian platform for digital economic agreements may allow the region to attenuate the effects of distance and severe economic fragmentation — most notably in the regulatory sphere — emanating from the sheer size of Eurasia and the multiplicity of regional integration arrangements. By consolidating regional, bilateral, as well as corporate alliances, a common Eurasian digital […]

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Greater Eurasia: 30 Years on (Rakhim Oshakbayev, Valdai Discussion Club)

It is an exciting moment now for the states that appeared after the collapse of the USSR. For Kazakhstan and for other countries of the post-Soviet region, the 30th anniversary of independence is a great holiday, and everyone approaches this date with their own unique historical baggage. There is also something that unites us: all […]

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Afghanistan/Central Asia/Eurasia. Central Asia and Eurasia after the Fall of Kabul (Glenn Diesen, Valdai Discussion Club)

The fall of Kabul will have profound implications for Central Asia and wider Eurasia — presenting both risks and opportunities. The risks associated with the Taliban in control of Afghanistan can be construed as an opportunity to test and advance the Greater Eurasian Partnership, writes Valdai Club expert Glenn Diesen. Central Asia and Eurasia after the Fall of Kabul — Valdai Club

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Eurasia – A digital platform for Eurasia could help overcome region’s distance and fragmentation (Yaroslav Lissovolik, WEF)

The current challenge is to bring out the best from different parts of Eurasia to create a human-centred digital platform that is globally competitive. Such a platform among Eurasia’s regional integration arrangements and development institutions would enable the pooling of resources to combat future economic downturns. Of all of the parts of the global economy, […]