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The Taliban and China: India Sees New Opportunities in Central Asia

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The Taliban and China: India Sees New Opportunities in Central Asia

India is the geopolitical behemoth of South Asia, boasting a population of over one billion with projections indicating that it will soon overtake Chi...


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Official Reinstatement of Full Diplomatic Relations between Türkiye and Israel: A New Era of Cooperation

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Official Reinstatement of Full Diplomatic Relations between Türkiye and Israel: A New Era of Cooperation

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Aug 24, 2022

Türkiye and Israel have agreed to resume full diplomatic relations...


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Divided Visions in Central Asia?

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Divided Visions in Central Asia?

Author: Manya Mirzoyan

Date: Aug 22, 2022

With the world adapting to the realities forced upon it by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February...


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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Conduct Joint Military Exercises amid Afghanistan Border Concerns

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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Conduct Joint Military Exercises amid Afghanistan Border Concerns

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Aug 16, 2022

On August 3, a military delegation from Tajikistan arrived...


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Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Breaks Down Recent Developments in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Breaks Down Recent Developments in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations

With recent tension over the Caspian Pipeline Consortium and Kazakhstan’s refusal to recognize...


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China Adopts Aggressive Approach in Central Asia

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China Adopts Aggressive Approach in Central Asia

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Jul 6, 2022

On June 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Central Asia to jumpstart the third meeting of the China+Central...


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Georgia’s Path to the EU Remains in Question

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Georgia’s Path to the EU Remains in Question

Author: Elisabeth Reznikov

Date: Jun 29, 2022

On June 23 during a summit in Brussels, EU (European Union) leaders granted Ukraine and Moldova formal candidacy, while encouraging Georgia...


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How Over 100 Days of War in Ukraine has Changed the Caspian Region

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How Over 100 Days of War in Ukraine has Changed the Caspian Region

Author: Daniel Lehmann

Date: Jun 24, 2022

It has been just over four months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, and in that relatively brief period...


Now is The Time to increase U.S. Security Engagement in The Caspian

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Now is The Time to increase U.S. Security Engagement in The Caspian

The time has arrived for the West to make significant and enduring changes to the security and economic arrangements in the South...


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Kazakhstan’s Drone Deal with Turkey Showcases Regional Security Focus

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Kazakhstan’s Drone Deal with Turkey Showcases Regional Security Focus

Author: Devon Sealander

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Kazakhstan will collaborate with Turkey to manufacture Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed a memorandum of...


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Walking a Very Fine Line: The Caspian Region Countries and Ukraine

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Walking a Very Fine Line: The Caspian Region Countries and Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war against Ukraine has certainly shocked the world...


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Former U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Breaks Down the Situation in Gorno-Badakhshan

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Breaks Down the Situation in Gorno-Badakhshan

Author: Ambassador (Ret.) Susan M. Elliott

Date: May 27, 2022

With reports of violence and conflict in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in Tajikistan...


Land-Locked Naval Defense Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea

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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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ISKP Rocket Attack toward Uzbekistan Warns of Terror Threat from Afghanistan

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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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Caspian Countries Support Ukraine Through Humanitarian Aid Relief

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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...


CPC Holds a Briefing on Trips to the South Caucasus

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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

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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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STAND FIRMLY WITH THE FRONT-LINE CASPIAN-REGION NATIONS

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STAND FIRMLY WITH THE FRONT-LINE CASPIAN-REGION NATIONS

As we slog toward the third month of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and barbaric attack on Ukraine...


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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Precipitates a Rent Crisis Across the Caspian Region

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Precipitates a Rent Crisis Across the Caspian Region

Author: Sam Harshbarger

Date: Apr 6, 2022

Across the Caspian region, and in particular the South Caucasus, tens of thousands of migrant Russians have...


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Azerbaijan and Armenia — It’s Time to Work towards Peace

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Azerbaijan and Armenia — It’s Time to Work towards Peace

Author: Ambassador (Ret.) Robert F. Cekuta

Date: Apr 6, 2022

Recent incidents in Karabakh show both the fragile nature of the ceasefire and the absolute need for the parties to start taking serious...