BOOK REVIEW: The international reach of Central Asia’s autocratic elites

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 25, 2017

Dictators without Borders combats the myth of Central Asia as a deeply traditional region isolated from international financial and legal systems.

Tajik president’s 23-year old daughter appointed deputy head of largest Tajik bank

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

President Emomali Rahmon has actively been shuffling his children among positions of power over the past few years.

CHINA RISING: Beijing's insatiable appetite transforms Central Asian oil and gas flows

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.

CHINA RISING: Beijing stirs up Russia’s backyard

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.

CHINA RISING: AIIB seeks to tackle Asia’s $1.7trn infrastructure gap

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2017

Asia's rapidly growing population and fast economic growth rates mean there is a pressing need to step up investment into infrastructure.

CHINA RISING: Eurasian eyes turn east

Ben Aris in Berlin July 10, 2017

Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.