Uzbekistan: A New Linchpin in China’s Central Asia Policy?

On March 31, Uzbekistan’s Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov and China’s Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao met…

Contrary to Previous Claims, Evidence Shows Iskander Missiles in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

Following months of denial by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia, Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) provided evidence that suggests that Armenia…

PRESS RELEASE: Caspian Policy Center Holds Discussion on the Economic Freedom in the Caspian Region

Experts discussed the results of the Heritage Foundation’s 2021 Index of Economic Freedom and what they mean for the Caspian…

Media Highlights of the Week – April 12, 2021

Energy and Economy Azerbaijan and Croatia Discuss Cooperation in Energy Projects During a meeting, Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov and…

With Increasing Turkic Council Activity, Ties Between Turkey and Caspian Region Ready to Expand

With the possibility of new transit corridors connecting Turkey and the Caspian region, as well as a growing number of…

Anti-China Protests Held in Several Kazakhstani Cities

On March 27, hundreds of protesters gathered in cities across Kazakhstan to rally against Chinese economic presence in the Central Asian country.…

Suez Canal Shutdown Highlights the Need for a Trans-Caspian Trade Corridor

From March 23 until it was freed on March 29, the Ever Given, a massive container ship that had run aground while…

After International Visits, Japarov’s Foreign Policy Comes into Focus

In late February, Sadyr Japarov flew to Russia for his first international visit as the newly elected President of Kyrgyzstan.…

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