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OSW Report | | Józef Lang

Radical Islamic militants from Central Asia have ceased to be a local phenomenon. They have become a kind of ‘jihad academy’.

Analyses | | Maciej Falkowski

The recent unprecedented events in Uzbekistan proved, that Karimov's system is disintegrating and manoeuvres for succession are well underway.

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The President of China, Xi Jinping, toured Central Asia between 3-13 September, visiting Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and finally Kyrgyzstan, where he took part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. It was the first…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The deportation from Italy of the wife and daughter of the wanted Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, in violation of the official arrest procedure, has led to a scandal that threatened to bring down the Italian government. The…

Analyses | | Józef Lang

On 26 June president Almazbek Atambayev signed the law which terminated the agreement signed with the US relating to the use of the Manas Transit Centre. The law was adopted amid an atmosphere of intense American-Russian rivalry in…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The launch of gas production in Tajikistan (possibly at a level of several billion m3 annually) will be of fundamental significance for the country and will change the balance of power which has thus far been in place in…

Analyses | | Józef Lang

In recent months the situation in Kyrgyzstan has systematically deteriorated and over the last two weeks violent protests have been held both in the north and south of the country. Despite the growing internal problems and further…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 11 May the first direct railway connection in history between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan was opened. The newly established route is the first railway infrastructure project to link both countries, bypassing the territory of…

Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki

On 15 April Islam Karimov, the President of Uzbekistan, paid a visit to Moscow. His talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on economic issues and regional security in Central Asia, especially in the context of the planned…