he Haydar Aliyev Centre for Eurasian Studies at Ibn Haldun University in Turkey held a webinar on the impact of the war in Ukraine on Central Asia on March 30, 2022.
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Mass protests in Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s most stable country economically, started over the government’s unpopular decision to double gas prices, which affected the most vulnerable layers of the Kazakhstani society.
In Moscow, understanding seems to be growing that the idea of the “Great Turan,” built on the ideology of the unity of the Turks, is rapidly spreading not only across South Caucasus and Central Asia, but it is also gaining popularity in ethnically and religiously diverse parts of Russia as well.
From the shores of the Arctic, the city of Vladivostok, and in the great steppes of Central Asia, this ominous imperative reminded the people under which nation’s guidance they are living.
At the same time, other states have had an important number of their citizens join Daesh as well, particularly post-Soviet Central Asian states.
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.
In Central Asia, Russia’s immediate neighborhood, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan preferred not to speak about or react to the war in Ukraine.
” Hence, "the war would also spur the adoption of digital finance, from cryptocurrencies to stable coins and central bank digital currencies," she added.
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As a result, Russia's relative weight in Turkey's natural gas import was lessening, Turkey’s relationship with Ukraine and Azerbaijan was deepening, the normalization with Armenia was initiated, institutionalized dialogue mechanisms with the Central Asian republics were established, and the dialogue with the USA, Qatar, and Pakistan over Afghanistan was held.
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The Kazakhstan stalemate at the beginning of 2022 presented another chance where Russia intervened in the Central Asian states in order to maintain stability.
Palestinian-German Ibrahim el-Kilani, his wife Taghreed and their five children were massacred after an Israeli airstrike hit a building in central Gaza to which they evacuated after warnings for evacuation from the Israeli army.
The first concerns the possibility that Putin escalates the conflict even further and relies on overwhelming firepower to overrun Kyiv, enabling the establishment of a puppet state in control of central and eastern Ukraine.
On the other hand, regionalism in Central Asia, the Balkans, or the Caucasus is reminiscent of the Cold War era.