Kazakhstan- A Moving Experience

When I arrived in Almaty in September 2004, my new office was in a small 19th-century building on Furmanova.  A…

President Biden Nominates Karen Donfried and Donald Lu for Senior State Department Positions for European and Central Asian Affairs

United States President Joe Biden has announced a large number of nominees for senior State Department positions in an effort,…

Media Highlights of the Week – May 10, 2021

Energy and Economy Azerbaijan and Japan Sign Deal to Bring Green Energy to Reclaimed Territories Azerbaijan and Japan signed a…

Kazakhstan Plays the U.S. Card to Reinforce its Independence (1995-1998)

Kazakhstan, the last of the Central Asia/Caucasus republics to declare independence, tried out ways to shore up its new status. …

Public Opposition Slows Work to Tap Georgia’s Hydropower Potential

Mass protests occurred in western Georgia on April 3, 2021 following preparation for construction to resume on the controversial Namakhvani…

Kazakhstan’s Senate to Review the Bill Banning Foreigners from Purchasing or Leasing Farmland

The Kazakhstani parliament is considering a bill to ban the purchase and leasing of farmland by foreigners. After being approved…

Media Highlights of the Week

Energy and Economy Georgia’s Enguri HPP Resumes Power Generation Georgia’s Enguri hydro power plant (HPP), which was shut down in…

Caspian Policy Center Holds Discussion on Balanced Geopolitics and Global Power Dynamics in the Caspian Region

Experts discussed the steps the United States can take in its diplomatic engagement with the Greater Caspian region and how…

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Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.
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