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Two decades later, the ground shifts under the former Soviet strongmen

Last summer, I went on a month-long return visit to the Caucasus and Central Asia, the oil-soaked former Soviet regions where I lived and worked ...

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Oil and geopolitics: a turbulent year, and no end in sight

Kazakhstan is moving fast to pacify its restive west as a new video circulates in which police shoot and beat retreating oil workers protesting labor ...

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In the street and the palace, the Arab Spring strikes the former Soviet Union

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