Transforming Agriculture as a Key Component of Food Security

Food security has remained a particularly critical topic in the Caspian region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Wheat and flour export…

Presidents of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan Talk Trilateral Collaboration

On July 3, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held the Trilateral Virtual Teleconference Call (VTC) Summit to discuss multilateral…

Government Family Allowance Programs in Central Asia

Government programs to assist families in the Central Asian countries are politically important. In Kazakhstan, the easing of coronavirus restrictions is accompanied…

Media Highlights of the Week

Energy and Economy Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan Discuss Progress in Transportation Links During the virtual meeting on July 2, presidents…

Kyrgyzstan’s New Internet Bill: Censorship or Disinformation Prevention?

On June 19, the Kyrgyz Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) held a joint hearing on an internet transparency bill, “The Bill on…

Kyrgyzstan Amends Agreement on Russian Use of Military Base

On June 12, Kyrgyz lawmakers approved a bill that will amend an agreement with Russia to use the Kyrgyz military base in Kant. In 2003, the…

PRESS RELEASE: Caspian Policy Center Hosts a Virtual Convening on Economic Implications of COVID-19 With Experts from the Department of State, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, International Monetary Fund, and the Regional Ministries of Economy in the Greater Caspian Region

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, the Caspian Policy Center (CPC), in coordination with the embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey,…

The Benefits of the New Turkish Gas Pipeline into Nakhchivan

Turkey’s state-owned oil and gas pipeline operator Botaş opened a tender in early June for a new gas pipeline that would extend…

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