Stephen M. Bland

Freelance journalist, author, editor and commentator specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. He is currently a senior editor and head of investigations at the Times of Central Asia.


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Another ‘New Great Game’?

The EU and Central Asia

Although the EU’s engagement with Central Asia has increased significantly since February 2022, the region is not about to abandon ties with Russia. With the US and above all China also competing for influence in this resource-rich part of the world, Central Asia is undergoing a complex and perilous process of realignment.