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Azerbaijan and Türkiye Solidify Key Energy Alliance with Turkmen Gas Deal

Azerbaijan and Türkiye Solidify Key Energy Alliance with Turkmen Gas Deal

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Jun 13, 2024

Azerbaijan and Türkiye struck a major energy deal in May, with state-owned giants BOTAŞ...

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Jun 13, 2024

The word is out. The eight, energy-rich Caucasus and Central Asian countries are joining t...

Perspectives on CPC’s Trans-Caspian Forum  Maximizing the Middle Corridor

Perspectives on CPC’s Trans-Caspian Forum Maximizing the Middle Corridor

The Caspian Policy Center’s 8th Annual Trans-Caspian Forum was important because it brough...

Russian Relokanty: Central Asia’s New Digital Nomads

Russian Relokanty: Central Asia’s New Digital Nomads

by: Dr. Marsha McGraw Olive

Date: Apr 25, 2024

Deportation of Tajik migrants in Russia following the concert hall terrorist attack is the...

Saudi Ministers Visit Central Asia: “Unprecedented” Collaboration Moves Beyond Oil

Saudi Ministers Visit Central Asia: “Unprecedented” Collaboration Moves Beyond Oil

by: Charley Ward

Date: Mar 26, 2024

A new era of engagement between the Persian Gulf and Central Asian states was launched thi...

Why the B5+1 Matters

Why the B5+1 Matters

by: Dr. Marsha McGraw Olive

Date: Mar 21, 2024

The B5+1 held in Almaty in March 2024 was the first public-private dialogue at the regiona...

The Time Has Come for an Association of Central Asian States

The Time Has Come for an Association of Central Asian States

The five sovereign states of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, T...

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-...