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Kyrgyzstan 2015: a country adrift?

Kyrgyzstan 2015: a country adrift? Matteo Fumagalli Central European University fumagallim@ceu.edu In August 2015 Kyrgyzstan completed the accession process to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Bishkek now firmly gravitates in Russia’s orbit. In October parliamentary elections returned a six-party national assembly, where the president, Almazbek Atambayev, could count on a …

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Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil?

Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil? Matteo Fumagalli Central European University fumagallim@ceu.hu     Introduction Since his victorious presidential campaign back in 2011, Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev had pledged that Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy would be markedly pro-Russian, heralding a break with the small Central …

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Turkmenistan 2014: Security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes

Turkmenistan 2014: security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes Fabio Indeo   Visiting Research Associate, Hanyang University Seoul fabindeus@hotmail.com   Introduction   In 2014 Turkmenistan further enhanced its position in the regional political and economic chessboard, developing relations of cooperation with both Central Asian countries and non-regional countries, …

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