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Agriculture: A New Way for the UK and Central Asian Countries to Partner Amidst Ukraine Crisis

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Agriculture: A New Way for the UK and Central Asian Countries to Partner Amidst Ukraine Crisis

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: May 17, 2022

Amidst Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, the UK’s agricultural sector will be left at a crossroads in 2022. Russia and the United Kingdom...


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Headlines from the Caspian: May 16, 2022

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: May 16, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: May 16, 2022

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


Land-Locked Naval Defense Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea

Policy Briefs, Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Land-Locked Naval Defense Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea, a body of water disconnected from the world’s oceans, has become the center of growing economic trade and naval militarization...


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Georgia’s Agricultural Sector Feels the Pinch of Russia’s Foreign Policy

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Georgia’s Agricultural Sector Feels the Pinch of Russia’s Foreign Policy

Author: Devon Sealander

Date: May 11, 2022

In the initial days of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the Georgian government’s refusal to implement bilateral sanctions against Russia sparked controversy...


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Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor for Energy Security at the U.S. Department of State

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ISKP Rocket Attack toward Uzbekistan Warns of Terror Threat from Afghanistan

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

ISKP Rocket Attack toward Uzbekistan Warns of Terror Threat from Afghanistan

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: May 10, 2022

The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has officially admitted that militants associated with the Islamic State Khorasan Province group (ISKP) fired an ons...


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Headlines from the Caspian: May 9, 2022

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: May 9, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: May 9, 2022

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...



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Headlines from the Caspian: May 3, 2022

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: May 3, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: May 3, 2022

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


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Caspian Countries Support Ukraine Through Humanitarian Aid Relief

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Caspian Countries Support Ukraine Through Humanitarian Aid Relief

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: May 2, 2022

On April 8, Uzbekistan was added to the growing number of Caspian countries dispatching humanitarian aid to Ukraine...


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Tracking Trans Continental Connections: China Inaugurates a New Transcontinental Freight Train Route Through the Caspian Region

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Tracking Trans Continental Connections: China Inaugurates a New Transcontinental Freight Train Route Through the Caspian Region

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Apr 28, 2022

China inaugurated a new freight train route April 15 expanding its railroad connections with Europe...


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Work with Russia’s Neighbors to Make Sure Sanctions Bite Hard

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Work with Russia’s Neighbors to Make Sure Sanctions Bite Hard

Author: Ambassador (Ret.) Robert F. Cekuta

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Imposing sanctions to punish institutions and individuals connected with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is just the first step. Working to ensure effect...


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Europe’s Breadbasket No More: The Effects of Putin’s Invasion on Caspian Food Security

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Europe’s Breadbasket No More: The Effects of Putin’s Invasion on Caspian Food Security

Author: Ambassador (Ret.) Allan Mustard

Date: Apr 26, 2022

Food security underpins political stability in much of the world. Both availability (or lack thereof) and cost of food are factors in unrest, from the...


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Headlines from the Caspian: April 25, 2022

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: April 25, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Apr 25, 2022

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


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Economic Exposure: World Bank Report Outlines Challenges for the Caspian Region

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Economic Exposure: World Bank Report Outlines Challenges for the Caspian Region

Author: Sam Harshbarger

Date: Apr 25, 2022

Along with increased global economic uncertainty, a upswing in oil prices, and fears of increased food insecurity in many countries around the world...


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Going for Gold: Kyrgyzstan Reaches an Agreement Ending Dispute with Canadian Mining Company

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Going for Gold: Kyrgyzstan Reaches an Agreement Ending Dispute with Canadian Mining Company

Author: Aru Atibekova

Date: Apr 22, 2022

On April 4, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov announced that the government reached an agreement with Canada-based company Centerra Gold, ending a ...


CPC Holds a Briefing on Trips to the South Caucasus

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

CPC Holds a Briefing on Trips to the South Caucasus

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Apr 19, 2022

In March and April, senior fellows, advisors, and staff of the Caspian Policy Center traveled to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia...


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Seperatists in South Ossetia Motion Toward Russian Annexation

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Seperatists in South Ossetia Motion Toward Russian Annexation

Author: Sam Harshbarger

Date: Apr 15, 2022

In a televised address March 30, the self-proclaimed “President” of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov announced his intention to use the window of Russia’...


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Finding the Line: Central Asia Welcomes Russian Businesses, but Fears Sanction Violations

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Finding the Line: Central Asia Welcomes Russian Businesses, but Fears Sanction Violations

Author: Devon Sealander

Date: Apr 13, 2022

Economic sanctions against Russia have hit at all levels of the country’s economy, prompting an exodus of Western businesses with the flexibility...


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Russian Energy Games in Central Asia: The Caspian Pipeline Consortium Shutdown

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Russian Energy Games in Central Asia: The Caspian Pipeline Consortium Shutdown

Author: Dr. Ruchan Kaya

Date: Apr 13, 2022

Following reported storm damage at the Novorossiysk terminal in Russia on March 23, Kazakhstan’s oil exports to the world markets have come under scru...