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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 mechanisms and rural human capital, and knowledge sharing for instance. Any proposal of U.S.-Russia cooperation in a concrete domain will have to be made in a tri- or-multipartite...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... Iran might play a role here. The idea to build a gas pipeline across South Asia is nothing new. There is already the off-and-on Peace pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and further to India (known as IP Gas), as well as the TAPI gas pipeline (involving Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India). It should be noted that Iran and Turkmenistan, the gas producers for both projects, have already conducted the requisite work, and the relevant pipelines have already been laid. The problem is buyers and ...


Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...


Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... 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 cooperation still exist. Even ...


EU Towards Creating Its Own Eurasian Strategy

... analytical report of the Directorate-General for External Policies at European Parliament, the region is becoming more unstable, and there was no redistribution of resources (primarily of gas), that had been forecast earlier (it is noteworthy that Turkmenistan, whose gas potential was so much relied on by the EU, does not even have a representation of the Delegation of EU). The trade between the European states and the region is very low (except, perhaps, with Kazakhstan), democracy is treated ...


The TAPI project: Turkmenistan’s bet in pipeline geopolitics

‘This major project is an economic priority , not only for the energy supplier, but also for transit countries and consumers. It will give powerful impetus to strengthen sustainable development and peace.’ President of Turkmenistan Slowly but surely, steps are being taken to actually start the construction of the TAPI pipeline. But what exactly is the motivation of the four countries (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) to take part in this project, and what ...


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... 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 of state sovereignty,...


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

... primarily vis-à-vis Russia. With good reason, states close to Russia such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan celebrate Victory Day in a manner close to Russian both in content (military parade) and semantics (terminology, etc.). Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have renamed the celebration the Day of Remembrance and Mourning, while Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan adapted to the complicated international environment by shifting the military parades from May 9 to May 7 so that their presidents can also ...


IS Poses a Threat to Post-Soviet States

... economic problems, corruption, cronyism, and other factors, it is difficult to seriously discuss their effective ability to counter the threats of extremism and terrorism that emanate from Afghanistan. Of all the Central Asian states, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan appear to be the most vulnerable in this respect, due to their proximity to Afghanistan, setting aside for a moment the fact that these two former Soviet republics have porous borders open both to drug trafficking and to the flow of illegal ...


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