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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 ...


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— the promotion ...


Kyrgyzstan Rejects U.S. Humanitarian Aid

... elections coming soon, Bishkek quite reasonably would like to see Western influence diminished. In a nutshell: U.S. technical assistance is very important, for example in the healthcare sector . Thanks to vaccinations and training provided by USAID, Kyrgyzstan has become the only Central Asian country to be free of the poliomyelitis outburst in 2010 and of malaria, and has also reduced infant mortality by two thirds. USAID has provided the Kyrgyz parliament with office equipment and advisors who have assisted in compiling most ...


Tajik Experts Worried by Imbalances in Eurasian Economic Union

... may try to detach the economy from politics. The ongoing Ukraine crisis and Russia's involvement pose the main factor scaring other countries off from joining Russia within any structure. Despite participation in many integration unions, countries in Central Asia including Tajikistan prefer bilateral cooperation with the Kremlin. 5. The EEU is due to reach full force by 2025. What is your vision of the group in 10 years’ time? Flickr / Eric Lafforgue Kyrgyzstan Experts’ Polemic: “Kyrgyzstan and the EEU: Better In than Out” SO : The EEU’s viability for Tajikistan will depend on Russia's success materializing its integration potential, especially given the deteriorating geopolitical ...


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

... [5] . Veterans are scarce in Central Asia because many are Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish, etc., and after the USSR collapsed they moved to Russia, Ukraine, Israel and other countries [6] . World War Two veteran, Leninskoe, Kyrgyzstan As a result, today’s young society in Central Asia largely rejects Soviet ideological models, methods and practices, many of which are war-related. People under 30 are essentially ignorant because they grew up and studied in the post-Soviet period in order to solidify their new identities ...


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

... the economic and political relations of Kyrgyzstan with the republics of Central Asia, which are not members of the Union. On the other hand, it is hoped that the EAEU, on the contrary, will contribute to the solution of many pressing issues that the Central Asian countries face. Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the EEU does not put an end to its cooperation with the West and China. The future of the EEU depends on political stability in each of the member-state of the Union, as well as on Russia's ability to take into consideration ...


Consequences of the Ukrainian Crisis for Central Asia: Shock and Awe

... particularly vulnerable due to the presence of the Russian military contingent on their territory: the largest Russian military facilities abroad are the 201st Motor Rifle Division (base) deployed in Tajikistan (about 7500 people) and the Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan. The position of the Russian language and of the minorities in the Central Asian republics is a separate aspect of the problem. Russian policy in the post-Soviet space, which after 2008 has increasingly promoted the issue of protecting compatriots “ wherever they may be ”, cannot but fuel phobias and speculation,...


RIAC Launches Joint Research with Kyrgyz Partners

On December 17, 2014, Bishkek was the venue of a working meeting for staffers and experts of RIAC and Kyrgyz National Institute for Strategic Studies on a future joint migration project. Russia is hosting about 500,000 Kyrgyz immigrants with Russian citizenship and about the same number of Kyrgyz citizens, with quite a lot of migration issues on the agenda, among them the impact of Bishkek's presence in the Customs Union and Eurasian Economic Union, as well as and economic calamity in Russia. Representatives...


Financial Markets in Central Asia: the Light in the Middle of the Tunnel

Banking Risks in Central Asia The widely discussed post-crisis settlement in the financial sector, the European sovereign debt situation and ... ... is attracting attention from all over. A relatively mature banking sector in Kazakhstan, attempts to overcome uncertainty in Kyrgyzstan and isolationism in Turkmenistan, the obvious dependence of credit institutions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on administrative ...


Water in Central Asia: Rogun and Kambarata-1

... climate change, melting of glaciers, changing of temperatures in mountains and valleys, and growing population, it can lead Central Asia to a situation, when there is not enough water for people to drink. If regional leaders want to be prepared for the ... ... Kambarata-1 hydropower plant to provide guaranteed water supply to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan [4] [5] ...


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