Joshua Kucera


The Aga Khan's tightrope walk in Tajikistan

The Pamiri spiritual leader risks state alienation as tension over regional autonomy rumbles on.


Decoding the Central Asian 'spillover'

A diminished Western military presence in Afghanistan has some fearing of increased regional instability.


Azerbaijan jockeys for new geopolitical weight

What do the US and Israel have to gain by strengthening Azerbaijan's naval capacities in the Caspian sea?


Will the US resume weapons sales to Georgia?

The US congress recently passed a bill that would mandate a resumption of arms sales to the South Caucasus state.


Unclear future for US airbase in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's new President Atambayev may be bluffing about closing the unpopular US military base, says the author.