Rafael Sattarov is a political analyst. He is a graduate of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has a Master's degree from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His research interests include reforms of the socio-political and economic systems in the post-Soviet space, U.S.-Russia relations after the end of the Cold War, U.S. policy in Central Asia, international relations in Eurasia and the geopolitics of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
How does the dislike for Washington’s policies among the Muslim populations of Central Asia weigh up against the antipathy toward their former imperial master Russia?Read more
Turkey is changing its foreign policy approach, as the country has suffered much from spoiled relations with important partners like RussiaRead more
Not willing to cede influence in Central Asia to either Russia or China, the United States is quietly ramping up efforts to build direct relations with the five Central Asian states, all of them former Soviet republicsRead more