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European and International Financial Institutions to Invest $10 Billion in the Middle Corridor

European and International Financial Institutions to Invest $10 Billion in the Middle Corridor

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Feb 1, 2024

The Global Gateway Investors Forum for EU-Central Asia Transport Connectivity convened Jan...

The Middle Corridor Is Opening

The Middle Corridor Is Opening

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Jan 22, 2024

On January 11, a train from Xian, China, arrived in Azerbaijan, having made an approximate...

The Middle Corridor Infrastructure Deals and Developments: 2023 in Review

The Middle Corridor Infrastructure Deals and Developments: 2023 in Review

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Dec 21, 2023

Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Middle Corridor transit route seemed farfetched. ...

Merging the Ecological and Trade Challenges of the Caspian

Merging the Ecological and Trade Challenges of the Caspian

A looming shortage of potable water driven by rising global temperatures and poor water re...

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Nov 17, 2023

France has shifted its gaze to Central Asia in pursuit of uranium. With its markets in Afr...

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

by: Meray Ozat, Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 3, 2023

During China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum on October 17-18, Chinese President Xi...

Strategic Connectivity: The U.S./China Competition in the Caspian Region

Strategic Connectivity: The U.S./China Competition in the Caspian Region

by: Eugene Chausovsky

Date: Nov 2, 2023

The concept of strategic connectivity has become increasingly important in shaping global ...

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 24, 2023

China is not scaling back on its infrastructure projects in Central Asia. Despite signific...

Central Asian Economies Forge Ahead with Strong Growth Despite Geopolitical Challenges

Central Asian Economies Forge Ahead with Strong Growth Despite Geopolitical Challenges

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 13, 2023

Central Asia is expected to see major economic growth in 2024 according to a recent report...

Sustainable Development and Connectivity and Central Asia's Path Forward

Sustainable Development and Connectivity and Central Asia's Path Forward

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 6, 2023

In a global era of fragmented politics and isolationist sentiments, the Caspian Policy Cen...

A Possible End to China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Line?

A Possible End to China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Line?

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Oct 6, 2023

Just five months after China and Kyrgyzstan agreed to begin the construction of the China-...

A Possible End to China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Line?

A Possible End to China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Line?

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Oct 6, 2023

Just five months after China and Kyrgyzstan agreed to begin the construction of the China-...

Central Asian Labor Migration: Exploring New Destinations Amid Geopolitical Tensions

Central Asian Labor Migration: Exploring New Destinations Amid Geopolitical Tensions

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Oct 4, 2023

With a shortage of domestic job opportunities and historically low wages, Central Asia is ...

Kazakhstan: Paving the Way for Economic Transformation and Global Connectivity

Kazakhstan: Paving the Way for Economic Transformation and Global Connectivity

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Sep 8, 2023

During his speech, the President's commitment to improving the transportation sector was...

Kazakh-Afghan Business Forum: Possibilities for Bilateral Engagement

Kazakh-Afghan Business Forum: Possibilities for Bilateral Engagement

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Aug 11, 2023

Following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, Afghanistan has been lar...

Kazakh-German Relations: A Strategic Partnership Driving Investments

Kazakh-German Relations: A Strategic Partnership Driving Investments

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Jul 18, 2023

During his official visit to Kazakhstan from June 19 to June 21, German President Steinmei...

The Middle Corridor: The Beginning of the End for Russia’s Northern Corridor?

The Middle Corridor: The Beginning of the End for Russia’s Northern Corridor?

by: Meray Ozat, Haley Nelson

Date: Jun 30, 2023

The Middle Corridor is looking to make drastic improvements as Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Az...

Sustainable Development Goals: A Snapshot of Kazakhstan’s Progress

Sustainable Development Goals: A Snapshot of Kazakhstan’s Progress

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Jun 29, 2023

In September 2015, leaders from 193 nations assembled at the United Nations (UN) Headquart...

Caspian Corridor Supported Broadly in London

Caspian Corridor Supported Broadly in London

by: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jun 26, 2023

Recognition of the growing need to work together on energy security in the Caucasus and Ce...