When irresponsible politicians play with rules instead of following them, the one who ends up paying is the country itself. Before September 10, I thought Poroshenko was smarter and Saakashvili was less self-centered.
Dictators without Borders combats the myth of Central Asia as a deeply traditional region isolated from international financial and legal systems.
Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.
Russia's goal in promoting the Eurasia Economic Union was not to recreate the Soviet Union, but simply to give it some leverage over China and its One Belt One Road strategy. And it looks like it will work.
Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.