The Death of Azimjan Askarov and its Significance

At the age of 69, renowned Kyrgyzstan activist Azimjan Askarov died in prison of pneumonia July 25. He was also suffering from a heart condition as…

Enhancing the Kazakhstan-ASEAN Countries Economic Partnership

Kazakhstan and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN) have been gradually enhancing their economic partnership to…

Caspian Policy Center Discusses the United States Presence in the Strategically Located Caspian Region With Foreign Policy Experts From Washington and the Greater Caspian Region

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) brought together top foreign policy experts from the leading research think…

Facebook’s Political Advertisement Regulations in Georgia

On July 15, the International Society for Fair Elections (ISFED) reported that Facebook, starting in August, will “require authorizations for ads about political elections…

China and Central Asian States Hold First Joint Meeting as Chinese Presence Increases in the Region

On July 16, the Foreign Ministers of China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan convened via video conference in the “5+1” format. These senior officials discussed relations between…

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Project: Current Developments, Prospects, and Challenges

Construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway will alter the economic and geopolitical landscape of Central Asia by allowing China to cement…

Chinese-Iranian Cooperation Grows with a New 25-Year Agreement

On July 5, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif stated that Iran and China had reached a 25-year long “strategic accord.” Initially announced in…

New Gender Quotas in Georgia’s Parliament

As of now, Georgia’s Parliament is comprised 90 percent of men. However, a recent amendment to the Electoral Code makes it…

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