Search: Uzbekistan (18 materials)

 

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...

27.04.2019

Bad news for UN enthusiasts

From time to time I receive suggestions to explore some additional opportunities to achieve justice at UN. I have some bad news for UN/UNDP enthusiasts. Actually, to sort out my case, I used all opportunities that UNDP provides. The problem is that UN/UNDP doesn't have a system of protecting its employees. I’ll repeat this again: such a system is absent. Non-existent. Null. Totally, completely, 100% defunct. As a Service Contract holder, I am entitled only to discussing my case with management and...

23.10.2018

“Needed” people at UN

.... My name is Vyacheslav Luchkin. I experienced authority abuse at UNDP and witnessed myself how the UN system of “zero tolerance to wrongdoing” works. I was employed as a Service Contract holder at United Nations Development Program in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 21 to November 17, 2017 in capacity of R&D and Piloting Specialist at the “Building the resilience of communities affected by the Aral Sea disaster through a Multi-Partner Human Security Fund for the Aral Sea” project. The main ...

24.09.2018

Rise of China’s Export Credit Policy Insurance in Eurasia

... development finance—export credit agencies. The spearhead of China’s globalization 2.0 export credit agencies is China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, Sinosure. Sinosure is moving into Belt and Road economies such as Azerbaijian, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with a clear mandate to underwrite state lending activities in the region. However lacking competition and without transparency, Sinosure can effectively write its own rules of the game, and ensure that China’s renminbi (RMB) is the currency ...

06.07.2018

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...

11.04.2018

Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... 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 though Pakistan desires ...

27.11.2017

EU Towards Creating Its Own Eurasian Strategy

... billion euro is to be spent annually in 2014-2020. Given that in the previous period the assistance was distributed among a variety of projects, the new period will focus on projects in: Kyrgyzstan — rule of law, education, and rural development; Uzbekistan — rural development; Turkmenistan — education. The EU intends to link “pragmatically” the issues of economic assistance and humanitarian cooperation with the political changes in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Kazakhstan is recognized ...

11.08.2017

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

... countries of the region. In the course of this visit, Samarkand hosted the first summit meeting for the foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Secretary of State of the United States of America, which signified the launch of the C5+1 format and the issue of the Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation . This document underscores the commitment of the sides to the ...

31.07.2017

State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... 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, security, economic ...

18.07.2016

The New Impetus for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

The meeting of the heads of states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states has been gaining momentum in recent years as a regional – and indeed global – discussion platform. This is testament to the growing potential and credibility of the organization. In the rapidly changing global environment, and amidst new challenges and threats, it is imperative that the SCO develop a coordinated position on the key issues of security and international development, not only so that it can determine...

29.06.2016
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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