Rise of Taliban Means Afghanistan Could Once Again Become Hotbed for Extremism

At least 170 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members were killed in a terrorist attack carried out at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International…

Crisis in Afghanistan Gives New Purpose to CSTO

Over 1,000 soldiers participated in the Rubezh-2021 joint military exercises of the Collective Forces of Rapid Development of the Central Asian region…

Memoir: 9/11 Shifted the World In Central Asia, Diplomatic Frenzy Ensued

This story was originally published on September 10, 2021 by Eurasianet. Before instantaneous breaking news on the internet, each office…

Turkmenistan’s Deviated Approach to the Taliban Explained

Turkmenistan has deviated from the rest of the international community. Unlike its neighbors, the Turkmen government has been careful to…

Trending Headlines from the Caspian: September 1, 2021

Energy and Economy Azerbaijan and Turkey Approve MOU on Digital Commerce  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved a Memorandum of…

Caspian Policy Center Holds Discussion on Kazakhstan’s Denuclearization Efforts

Experts discussed the historic closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear test site and Kazakhstan’s successful denuclearization with U.S. support. Washington, D.C.…

It‘s Not Only China: Japan and Korea‘s Growing Roles in Central Asia

Japan and the Republic of Korea have important, long-standing relations with Central Asia that could be developed further to yield…

Women of Central Asia Unite in Avaza

As the five Central Asian presidents descended on the Caspian Sea resort of Avaza in Turkmenistan for their third regional…

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