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COVID-19 Border Closures Impact Tajik Seasonal Workers

Countries around the world are rapidly imposing stringent policies as their governments struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel…

U.S. Cuts $1 Billion in Aid to Afghanistan After Pompeo Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on March 23 that the United States would be cutting $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan after his visit to that country. This…

Construction to Begin on the Afghanistan Leg of CASA-1000

On February 6, 2020, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced the construction of the Afghanistan portion of the CASA-1000 electricity transmission project was set to…

25 Years After the “Contract of the Century”: The Implications for Caspian Energy

When the agreement between Azerbaijan and an international oil consortium was signed on September 24, 1994, it launched the development…

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ENERGY & ECONOMY TAP Project Continues Despite Possible Disruptions from COVID-19 Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG Consortium announced that pipeline…

Oil and Gas Exports from Central Asia Should Bypass Russia and Iran—What the U.S. Can Do

The Caspian Sea is an important, if often-overlooked, region for the United States as well as for Europe. In particular,…

Heritage Foundation’s Improved Scores for Azerbaijan Should Be Impetus for Further Progress on Reform

The Heritage Foundation’s score for Azerbaijan in its new 2020 Index of Economic Freedom is up 3.9 points, ranking the country 44th…

SOCAR, Equinor confirm the discovery of Karabagh Oil Field in Azerbaijan

SOCAR and Norway’s Equinor have confirmed a discovery of Karabagh field located 120 kilometers offshore, east of Baku, in the…

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Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.
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