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COP26: An Opportunity for A Healthier Caspian

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

COP26: An Opportunity for A Healthier Caspian

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 25, 2021

The COP26 Summit, which took place October 31-November 12, highlighted how Central Asia needs to come to terms with the environmental challenges...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 22, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 22, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Azerbaijan and Iran have agreed to discuss cooperation on the possible gas transit from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan via Iran, development of oil and ga...


CPC and NESA Center Host Inaugural Caspian Security Conference to Discuss the Impacts of the Taliban Resurgence on Afghanistan and Caspian Region

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CPC and NESA Center Host Inaugural Caspian Security Conference to Discuss the Impacts of the Taliban Resurgence on Afghanistan and Caspian Region

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Experts from academia, think tanks, and government discussed the security, economic, political, and cultural impacts of the Taliban takeover in both A...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 15, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 15, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 15, 2021

The Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Adbulaziz Kamilov will meet with European Union counterparts in Brussels on November 16 for the meetin...


The Caspian in Context

Caspian Conversations

The Caspian in Context

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 9, 2021

The Caspian Policy Center’s Senior Fellow, Ambassador (ret.) Susan Elliott breaks down the history and relations between the Taliban and Tajikistan’s ...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 8, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 8, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 8, 2021

So far this year, approximately 1.6 million Tajik citizens, or around one-quarter of Tajikistan’s working-age population, have entered Russia to work....


China Advances Security Apparatus in Tajikistan in the Aftermath of the Taliban Takeover

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

China Advances Security Apparatus in Tajikistan in the Aftermath of the Taliban Takeover

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Nov 5, 2021

China received approval from Tajikistan to construct a counterterrorism base near its southern border with Afghanistan. The decision comes amidst grow...


The Silent Threat of Falling Caspian Sea Levels

Policy Briefs

The Silent Threat of Falling Caspian Sea Levels

The water level of the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, is falling dramatically, and this is likely to intensify in the coming y...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 2, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian, November: 2, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 3, 2021

As winter approaches in Central Asia, food and energy shortages are causing concern for Central Asian governments. A drought this past year has caused...


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The Current State of NATO: Why the U.S. Defense Secretary Went to Visit Georgia

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The Current State of NATO: Why the U.S. Defense Secretary Went to Visit Georgia

Author: Miriam Friedman

Date: Oct 28, 2021

During U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s visit to Georgia on October 18, he met with Georgian Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze and Prim...


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Testing the Taliban: Aid Distribution as a Critical Task

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Testing the Taliban: Aid Distribution as a Critical Task

Author: Karolina Powers

Date: Oct 26, 2021

Uzbekistan will play a prominent role once again in Afghanistan as a conduit for much-needed UN aid to the country. Due to a looming humanitarian cris...


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Azerbaijan Furthers Regional Telecommunications Initiative

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Azerbaijan Furthers Regional Telecommunications Initiative

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Oct 26, 2021

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan furthered their commitment to bolster the Digital Silk Road project at the CIS GCCM (Global Carrier Community Meeting) 2021...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian October: 25, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian October: 25, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 25, 2021


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High Flying Hopes of Regional Connectivity

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

High Flying Hopes of Regional Connectivity

Author: Karolina Powers

Date: Oct 25, 2021

Azerbaijan has carried out its first flight in seven years across Armenian airspace. This flight was conducted by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) on Octobe...


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China’s Coal Shortage Grants Kazakhstan Unique Opportunity

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China’s Coal Shortage Grants Kazakhstan Unique Opportunity

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Oct 25, 2021

China’s coal consumption increased in 2021 despite assertions from Beijing that it would boost green energy production and advance decarbonization...


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Afghanistan Struggles to Pay Electricity Bill with Taliban in Charge

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Afghanistan Struggles to Pay Electricity Bill with Taliban in Charge

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Oct 22, 2021

The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan foreshadows a dark winter for millions of Afghans who rely on electricity imports from neighboring Centra...


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The 2021 German Election Could Change the Country’s Approach to the South Caucasus and Caspian

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

The 2021 German Election Could Change the Country’s Approach to the South Caucasus and Caspian

Author: Miriam Friedman

Date: Oct 22, 2021

On September 26, Germany’s center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) claimed victory in the election with 25.7 percent of the vote, closely followed...


Trending Headlines from the Caspian October: 18, 2021

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Trending Headlines from the Caspian October: 18, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 18, 2021

Azerbaijan and Turkey have reached an agreement on Azerbaijan providing Turkey additional gas. This is due to Turkey’s desire to avoid an energy crisi...


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Memoir | In vodka veritas: Diplomacy in Central Asia

Articles

Memoir | In vodka veritas: Diplomacy in Central Asia

Much diplomatic work gets done – and information gathered – in social settings, especially when some alcohol is involved...


Caspian Policy Center Holds Discussion on Japan and South Korea’s Economic Engagement in the Caspian Region

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Caspian Policy Center Holds Discussion on Japan and South Korea’s Economic Engagement in the Caspian Region

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Experts discussed the growing ties between the Caspian region and Japan and South Korea, and what strategies can be implemented to encourage fruitful ...