How Karimov’s Death will Test Russia-China Relations

Blake Franko

Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan since 1989, has officially been¬†pronounced dead, ending a days-long Schr√∂dinger dilemma. The ensuing power vacuum and leadership scramble will lay bare the true nature of the indeterminate Russia-China nexus. Between the coup attempt in Turkey, Chinese…

What is Russia’s East Asian Arctic Strategy?

John-Daniel Kelley

The Kremlin’s Arctic strategy is far less confrontational and aggressive than initially perceived. Russia is leveraging its expertise in the region to foster better relations with East Asian states, as part of its own pivot to Asia. Over the last few years,…