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Political stagnation looms as Putin cements his rule as 'president for life'
Political stagnation looms as Putin cements his rule as 'president for life'

What impact will constitutional reforms in Russia, which allow Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036, have on Central Asia?

Iran attempts to spin major ruling on gas payments to Turkmenistan
| Energy
Iran attempts to spin major ruling on gas payments to Turkmenistan
Coronavirus disinformation emanating from Russia, China gains foothold abroad
| Media
Coronavirus disinformation emanating from Russia, China gains foothold abroad
Moscow mercenaries continue to back Libyan warlord as civilian deaths mount
| Security
Moscow mercenaries continue to back Libyan warlord as civilian deaths mount
Empty promises: Taliban's refusal to disavow al-Qaeda reflects non-commitment to peace
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Empty promises: Taliban's refusal to disavow al-Qaeda reflects non-commitment to peace
With US backing, Kazakh NGOs, police combat human trafficking
| Human Rights
With US backing, Kazakh NGOs, police combat human trafficking
Central Asians see cynical ploy in Putin's rescheduling of Victory Day parade
| Politics
Central Asians see cynical ploy in Putin's rescheduling of Victory Day parade
Putin's invented territorial claims on post-Soviet states draw ire of Kazakhs
| Analysis
Putin's invented territorial claims on post-Soviet states draw ire of Kazakhs
'The Hungry Steppe': Kazakh translation of 1930s famine study becomes bestseller
| Crime & Justice
'The Hungry Steppe': Kazakh translation of 1930s famine study becomes bestseller
United States doubles reward to $10 million for capture of IS leader
| Terrorism
United States doubles reward to $10 million for capture of IS leader
Kazakh, Turkmen specialists undergo anti-money laundering training
| Terrorism
Kazakh, Turkmen specialists undergo anti-money laundering training
US donates critical laboratory equipment to Kazakhstan for COVID-19 fight
| Health
US donates critical laboratory equipment to Kazakhstan for COVID-19 fight
Russia pipeline scandal could translate to huge windfall for Turkmenistan
| Energy
Russia pipeline scandal could translate to huge windfall for Turkmenistan
The Putin regime: a perennial malign actor on world stage
| Analysis
The Putin regime: a perennial malign actor on world stage
In controversial move, Russia set to own runway at military base in Kyrgyzstan
| Security
In controversial move, Russia set to own runway at military base in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan introduces new means to forge modern 'digital military'
| Security
Kazakhstan introduces new means to forge modern 'digital military'
Kyrgyzstan considers boycotting EEU as promises of economic benefit fade
| Economy
Kyrgyzstan considers boycotting EEU as promises of economic benefit fade
In photos: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan begin lifting coronavirus restrictions
| Society
In photos: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan begin lifting coronavirus restrictions
Ashgabat centre lauded for work against radicalisation, terror financing
| Terrorism
Ashgabat centre lauded for work against radicalisation, terror financing
Russian claims of stealth bomber development raise security concerns
| Security
Russian claims of stealth bomber development raise security concerns
China, Russia manufacturing a 'flood' of virus disinformation
| Media
China, Russia manufacturing a 'flood' of virus disinformation
As Russian influence wanes, China steps up security role in Central Asia
| Security
As Russian influence wanes, China steps up security role in Central Asia
World Bank issues warning over food supply collapse in Central Asia
| Economy
World Bank issues warning over food supply collapse in Central Asia
Russia's new front in Libya serves as warning to the world
| Security
Russia's new front in Libya serves as warning to the world
Risking Russian lives, Putin schedules parade, referendum during pandemic
| Politics
Risking Russian lives, Putin schedules parade, referendum during pandemic
Reported Russian bounties on US troops draw rebuke in Central Asia
Reported Russian bounties on US troops draw rebuke in Central Asia

Fanning the conflict in Afghanistan is in part aimed at persuading Central Asian states to depend on Russia for security, said one observer.

What impact will constitutional reforms in Russia, which allow Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036, have on Central Asia?