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China and Central Asia: Growing Friendship at Russian Borders

Chinese Presence and Eurasian Integration Nirmala Joshi, Kamala Kumari: China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the Central Asian Response Economic and political growth of China in the last two decades has become the key factor in global policy, and though the Chinese economy has somewhat cooled down lately, Beijing’s economy still continues to rise. In this context ...


Prospects for Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Central Asia

Working Paper #28 / 2016 The Working Paper is prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) as part of the “Russia’s Interests in Central Asia” project. The goal of the publication is to outline the possibilities of cooperation between Russia and China in Central Asia by analyzing the interests of the two countries in relation to the interests of the Central Asian states themselves....


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

A recent address by senior State Department official Daniel Rosenblum signaled a shift in the direction of American policy in Central Asia, reflecting some critical economic, political and security developments in the area. The June 9th speech comes after an unprecedented five-country tour of Central Asia-- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-- by ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks in Riga on Opportunities for Russia-EU Interaction in Central Asia

On April 1, 2016 Latvia’s Foreign Ministry hosted in Riga an international conference “The European Union’s Global Strategy and Central Asia: Views and Instruments.” The conference was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the European Union Institute for Security Studies , with the support of the German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Ministry ...


Central Asian Cities: Between Demography and Politics

... percent of the world’s population lived in cities, in 1975 – this figure was 37.2 percent and in 2000 – 45.0 percent, while more recently, in 2009, it exceeded 50 percent. This trend is also apparent in the post-Soviet space, chiefly in Central Asia. In 1959, city-dwellers accounted for 38.5 percent of the population, whereas in 2014 this figure had risen to 47.6 percent, with the population increasing from 8.9 to 32.1 million. According to UN forecasts, by 2050 the region is to become ...


Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: Greater Security for the Region?

Held from April 27 to May 22 in New York, the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference saw Russia and China declare their ratification of the Protocol to the Treaty on a Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ). Barack Obama sent the Protocol to the Senate, and Great Britain and France have already done their bit. Although the debate over several CANWFZ Treaty provisions took many years, four out of five nuclear ...


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