CENTRAL ASIA

At the tail end of 2015, Beijing introduced the ambitious first wave of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s comprehensive plan for military reform. The changes — which include a more powerful strategic ...

2016 is just around the corner and there’s a lot to keep an eye on in Asia in the first month of the year. In January 2016, we’ll see elections ...

A general view from the presidential palace in Astana, Kazakhstan. (POOL/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast Low energy prices, flat energy production, a volatile currency and demands from the Kazakh people will hurt ...

Forecast The Suwalki Gap, which connects Eastern Europe to the Baltic states, is unlikely to become a heavily militarized area in the Russia-NATO standoff like the Fulda Gap was during ...

Forecast The security architecture of the Caspian Sea will change as states such as Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan develop their navies independently of Russia, their biggest military benefactor. Neither of those ...

Russia Tries to Sow a Trans-Atlantic Divide     Russia’s standoff with the United States will grow more complicated this quarter as Moscow tries to soften the Europeans on sanctions over Ukraine ...

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s Federal Assembly, and its Federal Council held an extraordinary session Nov. 20 to discuss issues related to terrorism. It is rare for ...

Summary Ukraine is likely to undergo a significant political shake-up after the ruling coalition’s main parties performed poorly in recent local elections. This overhaul likely will include a Cabinet reshuffle, ...

Thirteen members of armed groups who had Friday launched attacks against police in Tajikistan were killed Saturday during a major police operation that also allowed to make several arrests, announced ...

Summary With Turkey and Russia now at odds, Central Asia’s prevailing attitude toward Turkey has changed in recent months. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to visit Turkmenistan in ...