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Headlines from the Caspian: January 10, 2022

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Headlines from the Caspian: January 10, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 12, 2022

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


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KAZAKHSTAN IN CRISIS

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KAZAKHSTAN IN CRISIS

Kazakhstan, long considered to be the most stable country in Central Asia, is in crisis. It’s never prudent to predict an outcome when events are sti...


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Headlines from the Caspian: January 4, 2022

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Headlines from the Caspian: January 4, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 4, 2022

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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Strengthen Strategic Alliance

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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Strengthen Strategic Alliance

Author: Karolina Powers

Date: Dec 22, 2021

The relationship between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was raised to a new diplomatic level at a state meeting on December 6 between Uzbek President Shavk...


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Headlines from the Caspian, December 20, 2021

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Headlines from the Caspian, December 20, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Dec 21, 2021

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Azerbaijani President, Armenian Prime Minister Travel to Europe

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Azerbaijani President, Armenian Prime Minister Travel to Europe

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Dec 20, 2021

On December 14, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan convened at a trilateral discussion with the president...


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Reflections on 'Year One' of Independence: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Reflections on 'Year One' of Independence: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Author: Dr. Roger Kangas

Date: Dec 20, 2021

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the creation of new states in Eurasia are often framed as historical inevitabilities that had the support of the...


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Central Asia Can Serve as Channel for U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan

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Central Asia Can Serve as Channel for U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Dec 20, 2021

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan coupled with the rapid withdrawal of NATO troops and Western-backed humanitarian assistance has left the country i...


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Azerbaijan and Armenia Meet to Discuss Mechanisms to Complete Border Delimitation by the End of the Year

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Azerbaijan and Armenia Meet to Discuss Mechanisms to Complete Border Delimitation by the End of the Year

Author: Miriam Friedman

Date: Dec 14, 2021

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met for the first time in almost a year on November 26 in Sochi. Russ...


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Headlines from the Caspian, December 13, 2021

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Headlines from the Caspian, December 13, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Dec 13, 2021

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Economic Growth — One Result of 30 Years of Diplomatic Ties

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Economic Growth — One Result of 30 Years of Diplomatic Ties

Author: Ambassador (Ret.) Robert F. Cekuta

Date: Dec 10, 2021

Looking back to 30 years ago to when the United States established diplomatic relations with all the countries of Central Asia and the South...


Bishkek at the Ballot Box: An Analysis of the Kyrgyz Parliamentary Election

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Bishkek at the Ballot Box: An Analysis of the Kyrgyz Parliamentary Election

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Dec 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) hosted a panel discussion on December 8th, focused on the implications of the events of the Kyrgyz...


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How Do We Fight Climate Change While Global Energy Demand Soars?

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

How Do We Fight Climate Change While Global Energy Demand Soars?

World leaders and the global press have rightly focused these past weeks on the imperative to fight rising world temperatures and climate change’s imp...


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Tajikistan has Begun to Allow Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

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Tajikistan has Begun to Allow Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Author: Karolina Powers

Date: Dec 7, 2021

Tajikistan has taken on a new role in Afghanistan, becoming a distributor of aid and providing corridors for the United Nations. Dushanbe has begun op...


Headlines from the Caspian, December 6, 2021

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Headlines from the Caspian, December 6, 2021

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Dec 7, 2021

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Kyrgyz Parliamentary Election Results Show Sustained Trend

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Kyrgyz Parliamentary Election Results Show Sustained Trend

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Dec 6, 2021

Early polling results reveal that Kyrgyzstan’s pro-government parties achieved a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections held on November 28,...


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Room For Growth: The EU’s Trade and Investment Relationship with Central Asia

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Room For Growth: The EU’s Trade and Investment Relationship with Central Asia

Author: Miriam Friedman

Date: Dec 3, 2021

The first European Union-Central Asia Economic Forum convened November 5, taking place within the framework of the EU Strategy on Central Asia that wa...


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Mapping Central Asian Enclaves

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Mapping Central Asian Enclaves

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Dec 3, 2021

Eight large enclaves dot the Central Asian landscape, isolating about 100,000 residents in the Ferghana Valley from their central governments. Althoug...



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One Year Later: A Visit To Azerbaijan’s Formerly Occupied Territories And Nagorno-Karabakh

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One Year Later: A Visit To Azerbaijan’s Formerly Occupied Territories And Nagorno-Karabakh

On October 30, a Caspian Policy Center delegation spent an 18-hour, 1,000 km day traveling along Azerbaijan’s...