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Assistant Secretary Donald Lu Visits Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

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Assistant Secretary Donald Lu Visits Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Nov 22, 2022

November 6-11, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu paid an official...


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OTS Hosts Ninth Summit in Samarkand

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OTS Hosts Ninth Summit in Samarkand

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 16, 2022

The Organization of Turkic States (OTS) held its ninth summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on November 10-11 to provide a platform for multilateral...


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The First EU-Central Asia Summit: A Call for Greater Cooperation

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The First EU-Central Asia Summit: A Call for Greater Cooperation

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Nov 15, 2022

The European Union (EU)-Central Asian Summit was held on October 27 in Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana...


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CPC Commentary -  Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers’ November 7 Meeting in Washington

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CPC Commentary - Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers’ November 7 Meeting in Washington

On November 7, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov of Azerbaijan met in Washington, DC...


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The Economic and Social Implications on the Caspian Region of Russians Escaping Mobilization

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The Economic and Social Implications on the Caspian Region of Russians Escaping Mobilization

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Nov 10, 2022

The world has kept a careful eye on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, monitoring its trajectory and economic...


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The Caspian Region Countries React to Putin’s War in Ukraine

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The Caspian Region Countries React to Putin’s War in Ukraine

This series of eight articles explores the reactions of the Caspian Region states on the southern periphery of Russia...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Armenia

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Armenia

Author: Samantha Fanger, Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 4, 2022

The crisis in Ukraine brought recent Armenian foreign policy to a near breaking point with Russia...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Turkmenistan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Turkmenistan

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 2, 2022

As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Turkmenistan's potential role as a transport hub could lessen Russia's economic leverage...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Azerbaijan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Azerbaijan

Author: Toghrul Aliyev

Date: Nov 1, 2022

Previously, Azerbaijan’s reaction to the war in Ukraine has been described as a “delicate...


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New Amendments Enhance Kazakhstan’s Military Doctrine

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New Amendments Enhance Kazakhstan’s Military Doctrine

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 1, 2022

On October 24, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev approved...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Tajikistan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Tajikistan

Author: Toghrul Aliyev

Date: Oct 31, 2022

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Tajikistan has opted for neutrality, and officials have so...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Kyrgyzstan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Kyrgyzstan

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 28, 2022

While the Russia-Ukraine crisis has unfolded, Kyrgyzstan has experienced multiple challenges as a result, particularly regarding economy and security....


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Georgia and Azerbaijan Talk Greater Caucasus Cohesion

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Georgia and Azerbaijan Talk Greater Caucasus Cohesion

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Oct 28, 2022

October 24, President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, paid an official visit to Georgia for the day...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Kazakhstan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Kazakhstan

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 26, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused volatility of export-import prices in Kazakhstan, as well as destabilization...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Georgia

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Georgia

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 25, 2022

Sharing a northeastern border with Russia, Georgia has remained hesitant to participate in Western sanctions against Russia since Russia’s...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Uzbekistan

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War: Uzbekistan

Author: Toghrul Aliyev

Date: Oct 25, 2022

Since Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in 2016, the relationship between Uzbekistan and Russia has...


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Biden Carries on the Cold War Paradigm in the Caspian Region Through the New National Security Strategy

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Biden Carries on the Cold War Paradigm in the Caspian Region Through the New National Security Strategy

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 21, 2022

The Biden Administration unveiled its new, 48-page National Security Strategy on October 12, emphasizing...


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Eight Candidates Approved for Kazakhstan’s November Presidential Elections, Three Rejected, and One Pending

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Eight Candidates Approved for Kazakhstan’s November Presidential Elections, Three Rejected, and One Pending

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 21, 2022

On October 11, the period for nomination of candidates closed in Kazakhstan one month after President Kassym-Jomart...


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The North Caucasus: The Caspian Neighbors to the North and their Complicated Role in Russia’s War

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The North Caucasus: The Caspian Neighbors to the North and their Complicated Role in Russia’s War

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Oct 20, 2022

When discussing Russia’s War in Ukraine, it is easy to oversimplify the picture of who is involved....


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Japarov Misses CIS Summit, Attends Trilateral Meetings with Putin and Rahmon During CICA Summit

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Japarov Misses CIS Summit, Attends Trilateral Meetings with Putin and Rahmon During CICA Summit

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Oct 18, 2022

As the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) intergovernmental organization gathered for an informal summit...