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Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation ...


Rise of China’s Export Credit Policy Insurance in Eurasia

... institutions and their legacies, is weak. Since 2001, Sinosure has supported Chinese enterprises to export and invest more than US$179.64 billion in SCO economies, paying compensation of nearly US$358 million, and underwriting 420 major projects , such as the Central Asian Gas Pipeline project, steel rolling mills in Kazakhstan and gold mining in Tajikistan. Sinosure’s operations are building public finance institutional legitimacy in China’s external geographies such that China’s firms may invest abroad with confidence, and without having to exit China’s ...


«Triple Win Situation» Benefiting from Migration: Regional OSCE Seminar in Kazakhstan

On June 25–26, 2018, Almaty (the Republic of Kazakhstan), hosted a regional seminar "Enhancing Effectiveness of Migration Policies as a Tool for Regional Economic Stability, Development and Growth in Central Asia». On June 25–26, 2018, Almaty (the Republic of Kazakhstan), hosted a regional seminar "Enhancing Effectiveness of Migration Policies as a Tool for Regional Economic Stability, Development and Growth in Central Asia». The event was organized by OSCE and IOM. The discussion was to formulate proposals ...


The U.S. in Central Asia: between «С5+1» and «Make America Great Again»

... questions of the New Silk Road on a broader scale. At the same time, China is becoming increasingly interested in the Central Asian region with its Silk Road Economic Belt initiative and the active investments in the countries of the region. Since 2015 two Central Asian states — Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan — have been members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), demonstrating their desire to develop closer cooperation with Russia and Belarus. It seems clear that the U.S. is likely to remain outside the processes going on in ...


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... 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 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— ...


Security in Eurasia: Internal and External Threats

... security challenges in the region, covering problems of terrorism and withdrawing cross-border threats from the conflict zone in the Middle East, fight against the ideology of radical Islam, infiltration of the Islamic State, banned in Russia, into Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as participation in armed hostilities of citizens of the above states on the side of the Islamic State. The problems of drug trafficking, arms traffic through Central Asian states, as well as the CSTO, SCO and other organizations’ ...


Central Asian Cities: Between Demography and Politics

... try to exploit regional identity and mobilize political supporters for rallies and marches or even unrest and military clashes, as was the case in 1992 in Dushanbe, which escalated into civil war. Relations Between Regional Indigenous Peoples . All Central Asian countries, except for Kazakhstan with its three expanding big cities, suffer from the lack of alternative centers of growth. Hence, they are seeing only one megalopolis develop, in the capital, which attracts migrants from other parts of the country. In Central Asia, where ...


Overcoming Forgetfulness: How Central Asian Societies and Elites Perceive the Great Patriotic War

... Baltic states, Central Asia was not a theater of war. Second, perceptions of the Great Patriotic War in Central Asia are prominently affected by the population’s youthfulness. The average median age there ranges from 21 in Tajikistan to 29 in Kazakhstan [1] . Over half of all Central Asians are under 30 years of age, while in Tajikistan youths constitute two thirds of the population. The generation of victory grandchildren , i.e. children under 15 years of age, ranges from 25 percent in Kazakhstan to 33 percent in Tajikistan....


Kazakh Experts on the Eurasian Economic Union: Aligned Competition or Aligned Stagnation?

... proposed a trilateral currency union to coordinate currency policies during difficult times. We met two top Kazakh analysts – Andrey Chebotaryov , Director of the Alternative Center for Contemporary Research, and Danyar Kosnazarov , Head of the Central Asian and Caspian Studies at the Kazakhstan First President Library – to ask them five questions and find out if the EEU may become attractive for other countries or generate more friction between current participants due to its unbalanced mechanisms. How does Kazakhstan view the ...


Kyrgyzstan Experts’ Polemic: “Kyrgyzstan and the EEU: Better In than Out”

... framework. Relations with the EU, the WTO and other international organizations will not change much due to the accession of certain Central Asian republics to the EAEU. Perhaps, this relationship may become less intense, as the emphasis in international economic ... ... to the EAEU. However, another scenario is possible too, meaning that such cooperation, on the contrary, may well be enhanced. Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO may contribute to this. It is of primary importance for Kyrgyzstan, since within the framework ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
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