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Simon Schmidt is a researcher specialising in economic trends in post-Soviet Eurasia and currently runs the student think tank EURASIAN IDEAS. Follow him on Twitter at SimonPSchmidt

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

When Russia sneezes, Central Asia catches a cold

Simon_opt022 crop 65x80.jpgRussia’s financial crisis has produced a contagious effect in Central Asia, where cheap oil is exacerbating the poor economic outlook.

 

The spillover effects of Western sanctions, in Kazakhstan

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There is anxiety in Kazakhstan about the spillover effects of Western sanctions

 

Uzbekistan prefers regime security over economic integration

Uzbekistan is wary of plans for the economic integration of Eurasia, but why?

 

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