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The United States Needs a New Strategy in Central Asia

The United States Needs a New Strategy in Central Asia

Why is the United States in the wings instead of at the center of Middle Corrido...

Azerbaijan and Türkiye Solidify Key Energy Alliance with Turkmen Gas Deal

Azerbaijan and Türkiye Solidify Key Energy Alliance with Turkmen Gas Deal

Azerbaijan and Türkiye struck a major energy deal in May, with state-owned giant...

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

The word is out. The eight, energy-rich Caucasus and Central Asian countries are...

Russian Relokanty: Central Asia’s New Digital Nomads

Russian Relokanty: Central Asia’s New Digital Nomads

Deportation of Tajik migrants in Russia following the concert hall terrorist att...

Saudi Ministers Visit Central Asia: “Unprecedented” Collaboration Moves Beyond Oil

Saudi Ministers Visit Central Asia: “Unprecedented” Collaboration Moves Beyond Oil

Charley Ward

03/26/2024

A new era of engagement between the Persian Gulf and Central Asian states was la...

Why the B5+1 Matters

Why the B5+1 Matters

The B5+1 held in Almaty in March 2024 was the first public-private dialogue at t...

The Time Has Come for an Association of Central Asian States

The Time Has Come for an Association of Central Asian States

The five sovereign states of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Taj...

European and International Financial Institutions to Invest $10 Billion in the Middle Corridor

European and International Financial Institutions to Invest $10 Billion in the Middle Corridor

Toghrul Ali

02/01/2024

The Global Gateway Investors Forum for EU-Central Asia Transport Connectivity co...

The Middle Corridor Is Opening

The Middle Corridor Is Opening

Bruce Pannier

01/22/2024

On January 11, a train from Xian, China, arrived in Azerbaijan, having made an a...

The Middle Corridor Infrastructure Deals and Developments: 2023 in Review

The Middle Corridor Infrastructure Deals and Developments: 2023 in Review

Haley Nelson

12/21/2023

Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Middle Corridor transit route seemed fa...

Merging the Ecological and Trade Challenges of the Caspian

Merging the Ecological and Trade Challenges of the Caspian

A looming shortage of potable water driven by rising global temperatures and poo...

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

Toghrul Ali

11/17/2023

France has shifted its gaze to Central Asia in pursuit of uranium. With its mark...

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

During China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum on October 17-18, Chinese Pr...

Strategic Connectivity: The U.S./China Competition in the Caspian Region

Strategic Connectivity: The U.S./China Competition in the Caspian Region

The concept of strategic connectivity has become increasingly important in shapi...

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

Haley Nelson

10/24/2023

China is not scaling back on its infrastructure projects in Central Asia. Despit...

Central Asian Economies Forge Ahead with Strong Growth Despite Geopolitical Challenges

Central Asian Economies Forge Ahead with Strong Growth Despite Geopolitical Challenges

Central Asia is expected to see major economic growth in 2024 according to a rec...

Sustainable Development and Connectivity and Central Asia's Path Forward

Sustainable Development and Connectivity and Central Asia's Path Forward

In a global era of fragmented politics and isolationist sentiments, the Caspian ...