Russia-Ukraine Crisis Alarms Central Asian Strongmen

Military and political events in Ukraine may be rattling the nerves in Central Asia. (Photo: Noah Sneider)

The Russia-Ukraine crisis is having a profoundly unsettling effect on authoritarian-minded governments in Central Asia. On the one hand, they are keen to keep the forces unleashed by the Euromaidan movement at bay; on the other, they appear unnerved by the Kremlin’s power play.

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Asel Kalybekova, Konstantin Parshin, Chris Rickleton and Murat Sadykov contributed reporting for this story.

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Alarms Central Asian Strongmen

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