Joe Biden’s Approach To Eurasia Is Stuck In The Past

December 22, 2022 Svante E. Cornell

With considerable pomp and circumstance, the Biden administration recently unveiled its signature National Security Strategy. The document, intended as an authoritative expression of the Administration’s priorities in the field of foreign affairs, pays extensive attention to the great power challenges posed by China and Russia, framing them as the greatest threats to contemporary American security.

Can Central Asia Seize the Initiative?

October 30, 2022 S. Frederick Starr The National Interest

The meetings by heads of state in Issyk-Kul and Tashkent earlier this summer showed clearly that America’s abrupt departure from Afghanistan last year and its long-term neglect of Central Asia did not mark the end of history. Quite the contrary.

With referendum, Kazakh President pushes for reforms

June 3, 2022 Svante E. Cornell, Albert Barro Euractiv

The proposed constitutional changes, following five months after the greatest unrest in the country’s modern history, accelerate the efforts by the country’s president to push for controlled political reforms. The EU, while focusing on Ukraine, should continue to engage with strategically important Central Asia.