Articles by Erlan Karin

Central Asian leaders meeting represents unity, understanding

The first working meeting of the leaders of the Central Asian states has taken place. Negotiations to arrange this meeting lasted until the very moment of the meeting, during which the parties had been adjusting the format, date and agenda: no side was in a rush to make the announcement of the upcoming event. Contrary…

Key Security Challenges in Central Asia

The withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan scheduled for 2014 is one of the key issues in discussions of security challenges in Central Asia. There are fears, shared by governments, think tanks and the expert community in the United States, Europe and Central Asia, that the withdrawal of military forces will weaken control within Afghanistan…