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Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

The presidential inauguration ceremony has closed the process – ongoing since October 2012 – of transferring power from Mikheil Saakashvili and his party.

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.

OSW Studies | | Krzysztof Strachota, Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The collapse of the USSR brought about conditions conducive to the dynamic development of relations between Central Asia and China. These relations have evolved from deep mistrust to the continually growing Chinese presence primarily in…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the candidate of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition, has won the presidential election, taking 62% of the vote

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 | | Marek Matusiak

On 27 October presidential elections will be held in Georgia. The favourite to win is the candidate of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) coalition, Giorgi Margvelashvili. These elections are a turning point in the country’s recent history…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

A presidential election is to be held on 9 October in Azerbaijan. Ilham Aliyev, the incumbent president, is set to win the election. The situation ahead of the election indicates that country’s political system is cemented in place:…

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 | | Marek Matusiak

On 2 September Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili confirmed that he intends to leave politics.  Though stepping down, Ivanishvili will de facto retain instruments of influence over both the ruling coalition  and the government…