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Great powers rivalry in Central Asia: new strategy, old game. Did the Kazakhstan crisis change the regional chessboard?

... point for the great civilizations of the world. It is not a novelty that in Central Asia there are two types of states: the first category of those developed from an economic and military point of view, with the advantage of population and territory: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan; the second category is that of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which are less developed due to ongoing disputes over natural resources. An extremely interesting and important aspect to note as only Kazakhstan has a ...

Adrian Pogacian
18.01.2022 14:36:53

In The Aftermath Of Taliban 2.0, Big-Power Race Hit Kazakhstan?

... Asia has been that Islamist militancy impacts “from Ferghana Valley to South Waziristan”. However, with the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, the ambit might have expanded, engulfing the whole of Eurasia, as the ongoing developments in Kazakhstan are there to show.Source: TASS A country the size of Western Europe, whatever the internal dynamics of discontent, inflation and corruption might be, has been in a tailspin with unprecedented violence that threatens the regional stability also ...

Fabbri Valerio
17.01.2022 11:50:43

China Political Risk Architecture Exposed in South Caucasus

... all at the 12th tier in China’s diplomatic hierarchy, Friendly Cooperative Partnership. Whereas the South Caucasus peripheral powers all rank more highly, with Turkey at the 6th tier, Iran in the 4th tier along with Belt and Road strategic economies Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, while Russia and Pakistan are first and second respectively. China only established Friendly Cooperative Partnership status with Azerbaijan in 2015, after Georgia in 2006 and Armenia in 2000. Thus for the policy concept of a ...

Кендердайн Тристан
03.03.2021 19:23:59

The reason for the queues on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border and potential solutions

... non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies, editor-in-chief analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 11 June 2020. The problem Serious problems arose in trade and economic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. At the end of May 2020, huge lines of heavy trucks formed on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. Truckers stand in a multi-kilometer traffic jam and cannot get into Kazakhstan. The discontent of the Kyrgyz side was caused by the fact that the neighbors ...

Кофнер Юрий
11.06.2020 15:43:13

Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... their energy potential. Covering major part of the globe and having geographical proximity with South Asia, CARs have acquired the extensive geo-political and geo-economic importance in the region. CARs include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All republics are land-locked and energy-rich.Pakistan and CARs share various religious and cultural commonalities. However, Islamabad has not cultivated close ties so far. Margins in mutual ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
27.11.2017 11:02:01

EAEU cultural integration: Astana's perspective

... future development agenda of the EAEU was discussed on August 23, 2017 at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Astana. The Center for Eurasian Studies (CES) with the support of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in the Republic of Kazakhstan held a scientific and practical round table on the theme: "The future of the EAEU: the perspective of Kazakhstan and Russian experts".Ekaterina Malinina, head of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Astana, addressed the participants ...

Кофнер Юрий
30.08.2017 10:05:18

10th International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) Conference: Call for applications

... the challenges of the current nuclear order; nuclear weapons free zones and regional arms control debates; and the technical and societal challenges of arms control in all areas including technical and political verification. 2. Nuclear inheritance: Kazakhstan and Models for Disarmament The legacy of nuclear inheritance and lessons to be learned from different country cases to strengthen efforts on disarmament and non-proliferation technical challenges and solutions to promote cooperation and transparency....

Пагуошский комитет Российский
19.04.2017 18:14:24

State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... 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 Secretary of State Kerry last November. In the same address to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last year, Rosenblum detailed the usual multifold approach to Central Asia— ...

li Joana
18.07.2016 11:59:00

Eurasian Economic Union: An uncertain future?

While the European integration project continues to be battered by numerous crises, Eurasian integration appears to be pushing forward. On May 31, the leaders of 5 countries met in Astana, Kazakhstan for a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Their objective was to lay out of the plans for the future of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). However, the reality is that the EEU is also facing a series of crises, which are largely ...

Tatara Chris
04.07.2016 12:06:00

Making sense of Eurasian integration

... democracy, you say. Maybe it is not what Eurasian integration needs. In fact, there is even no such a thing as Eurasian Union. First and foremost, it should come into being. Besides, looking at the domestic institutional designs of Russia, Belarus und Kazakhstan one can come to conclusion that democracy is not what the leaders of these three states concerned with. There is therefore no hope that EAU would be any more democratic than European Union. There is, however, one thing worth an experiment ...

Самоловов Иван
16.09.2014 13:51:00

Security is everyone’s concern?

... Uzbekistan left CSTO, doesn’t have any plans in joining Customs Union and tries to dominate regional competition. Other countries in the region are ruled out by the the very same parameters but with a different modulus sign. Russia is dealing with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, providing the two latter with aid and debt forgiveness. At the same time Russia is conducting a very equivocal migration policy concerning labor migrants from Central Asia, this and dubious perspectives of joining ...

Merkulova Maria
18.09.2013 10:33:00

Succession as an option?

... the same leaders for more than 20 years, one faced its president’s death and transition from one “cult of personality” to another. As remaining eternal leaders age, more and more rumors about their successors rise from the media. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan face a situation when their leaders are not young - Nursultan Nazarbaev was born in 1940, Islam Karimov - in 1938, both of them are past over their 70’s. Both of them in the past declined the idea of staying in power until ...

Merkulova Maria
19.07.2013 08:53:00

Before we unite

... finally met “borders” as one of the parameters which define the State. Today there is a big unresolved issue in the whole region - delimitation and demarcation is still unfinished. The only state that finished this process is Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan still has some arguable areas, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have a lot of borders section to discuss - mainly in Ferghana Valley. Additionally, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have one more complex problems concerning territories ...

Merkulova Maria
22.03.2013 09:43:00

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