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Five Nations Bicker over Whether the Caspian is Lake or Sea

Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Turkmenistan met recently to sign the convention on the legal status of the resource-rich Caspian Sea, a document more than two decades in the making. Meeting in the Kazakh coastal town of Aktau in mid-August, the ...

19.09.2018 11:31:57

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 ...

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 ...

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....

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— ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

22.03.2013 09:43:00

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