The Need for More Active U.S. Engagement in the Caucasus

The Need for More Active U.S. Engagement in the Caucasus The situation in the southern Caucasus calls for more U.S.…

Kazakhstan Should Rethink How It Accepts Repatriated Ethnic Kazakhs

On May 23, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Interior Minister Arystangali Zapparov informed three ethnic Kazakhs who crossed the Chinese-Kazakhstani border in recent…

Double-Landlocked Uzbekistan’s Active Push for Maritime Trade Access

Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan have been in talks that began in February to improve the movement of goods between Central Asia to…

Tensions Simmer in the Wake of Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Clashes

On May 25, 177 Tajiks were forced to return to Tajikistan after flying into Bishkek’s Manas International Airport, while another 100 Tajiks were stuck in…

Media Highlights of the Week – June 14, 2021

Energy and Economy Biden Administration Introduces New Tariffs on Armenian Aluminum Foil Exports The Biden administration introduced new tariffs on…

Armenia and Azerbaijan Take Welcome Action to Counter Rising Tensions

On June 12, Azerbaijan and Armenia took important and welcome steps to reduce tensions between the two counties and in…

5th Annual Trans Caspian Forum Explored Trade, Infrastructure, and Energy Partnerships between the United States and Caspian Region.

Speakers from the United States and the Caspian countries discussed monumental changes that the Caspian region have undergone during the…

Armenia Appeals to CSTO to Resolve Recent Border Dispute

On May 14, Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan appealed to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to hold consultations about a border dispute with Azerbaijan by citing article…

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