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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...


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Factional Fighting in Afghanistan Threatens Central Asian Security

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Factional Fighting in Afghanistan Threatens Central Asian Security

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Apr 5, 2022

When the Taliban seized full control of Afghanistan last August, the five Central Asian republics braced for an uptick in security concerns...


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Caspian Region Receives Russians Fleeing Crackdown and Impact of Sanctions

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Caspian Region Receives Russians Fleeing Crackdown and Impact of Sanctions

Author: Sam Harshbarger

Date: Mar 25, 2022

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the unprecedented sanctions since imposed against Russia’s...


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China-Uzbekistan Bilateral Relations

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China-Uzbekistan Bilateral Relations

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Mar 21, 2022

Uzbekistan and China established bilateral relations in 1992 shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. Since then, the two countries have enjoyed mo...


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The Long-Awaited Succession in Turkmenistan

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The Long-Awaited Succession in Turkmenistan

Author: Daniel Lehmann

Date: Mar 21, 2022

Turkmenistan has a new president after its snap presidential elections. Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the son of (as of Saturday, March 19th, former) Preside...


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China-Turkmenistan Bilateral Relations

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China-Turkmenistan Bilateral Relations

Author: Dante Schulz

Date: Mar 9, 2022

Turkmenistan remains the Caspian region’s most isolated country, adhering to a policy of non-interference and non-alignment called "positive neutralit...


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CPC COMMENTARY:   SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED CASPIAN-REGION INDEPENDENT NATIONS – NOW!

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CPC COMMENTARY: SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED CASPIAN-REGION INDEPENDENT NATIONS – NOW!

If there ever was a time for the U.S. government to show...