The Advance of Russian Troops in Central Asia Spells Bad News for the United States

The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan amidst a hasty U.S. troop withdrawal has many Central Asian countries concerned that unrest in…

Trending Headlines from the Caspian: August 2, 2021

Energy and Environment Uzbekistan Receives 3 million Moderna Vaccines from the United States Through the COVAX Program Amidst surging COVID-19…

Kazakhstan Cashing in on Cryptocurrency: Opportunities and Challenges for the World’s Third Largest Bitcoin Miner

Recent fluctuations in cryptocurrency markets are creating substantial investment opportunities for Kazakhstan, but they also highlight the need for good,…

Georgia at a Crossroad: Implementing an EU-Brokered Agreement

In April 2021, European Council President Charles Michel facilitated a solution to a months-long political deadlock in Georgia by brokering an agreement…

The Flight of Afghanistan’s Pamir Kyrgyz: A Portent of Things to Come?

Over the span of five days in mid-July, 345 Pamir Kyrgyz, a group of ethnic Kyrgyz nomads living in Afghanistan, crossed the…

Trending Headlines from the Caspian: July 26, 2021

Energy and Economy China and Russia Continue to Prioritize Developing Trade Routes Despite Taliban Advances Representatives at a July 15-16…

Afghanistan Appeals Accession to Shanghai Cooperation Organization Amidst Taliban Resurgence

The complete withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan by September 11 amidst a resurgence of Taliban forces in the country…

Kazakhstan’s Unbalanced Distribution of FDI Leaves Outlying Regions in the Dust

Kazakhstan’s economic development model and liberalizing systems have enticed foreign companies to invest capital in the country’s industries. Its vast…

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