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Sets Early Elections Set for March 19 as Tokayev Dissolves the Majilis

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Sets Early Elections Set for March 19 as Tokayev Dissolves the Majilis

Author: Richard Spooner

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Taking an important step in his administration’s effort to renew the composition of the country’s leadership, and in accordance with the Constitution ...


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For the First Time, Turkmenistan Reduces the Power of its Executive

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

For the First Time, Turkmenistan Reduces the Power of its Executive

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Former President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is still holding a tight...


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QR Briefing: Week of 1/23/23

Security and Politics Program (SPP), Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

QR Briefing: Week of 1/23/23

Author: Richard Spooner

Date: Jan 26, 2023

CPC's new feature, QR Briefing, is a summary and analysis of events and trends in the Republic of Kazakhstan...


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Headlines from the Caspian: January 24, 2023

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: January 24, 2023

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


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Tokayev and Aliyev Visit UAE: Increased UAE-Caspian Cooperation?

Security and Politics Program (SPP), Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Tokayev and Aliyev Visit UAE: Increased UAE-Caspian Cooperation?

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Jan 23, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which took place January 15-19 in the United Arab Emirates...


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Winter Projections in the Caspian Region

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Winter Projections in the Caspian Region

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Jan 20, 2023

As harsher winter weather descends on the Caspian Region, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and neighboring countries are facing school and road sh...


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Data shows Positive Economic Growth in the Caspian Region: Infographic

Energy and Economy Program (EEP), Infographics

Data shows Positive Economic Growth in the Caspian Region: Infographic

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 19, 2023

New data shows, compared to 2021, in 2022 the Caspian region has seen significant growth in the countries’ gross......


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QR Briefing: Week of 1/16/23

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

QR Briefing: Week of 1/16/23

Author: Richard Spooner

Date: Jan 18, 2023

CPC's new feature QR Briefing is a summary and analysis of events and trends in the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK)...


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Freezing Temperatures Complicate Turkmenistan’s Energy Exports

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Freezing Temperatures Complicate Turkmenistan’s Energy Exports

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Recent cold temperatures in Turkmenistan, usually one of the warmest countries in Central Asia, caused...


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Uzbekistan Appoints New Acting Foreign Minister

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Uzbekistan Appoints New Acting Foreign Minister

Author: Toghrul Aliyev

Date: Jan 13, 2023

On 30 December, Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree appointing Bakhtiyor Saidov as the new Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs...


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Bulgaria Signs Long-Term LNG Deal with Türkiye

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Bulgaria Signs Long-Term LNG Deal with Türkiye

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Countries across Europe are expediating their efforts to expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) import capacity as Russia’s war in Ukraine has interrupted...


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Headlines from the Caspian: January 10, 2023

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: January 10, 2023

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


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QR Briefing:  Week of 1/9/23

Security and Politics Program (SPP), Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

QR Briefing: Week of 1/9/23

Author: Richard Spooner

Date: Jan 9, 2023

On December 29 at a session of the Senate in Astana, President Tokayev stated: “At the beginning of the new year, at the suggestion of the Prime Minis...


Caspian Connectivity and the Ukraine Conflict: An Outlook for 2023

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Caspian Connectivity and the Ukraine Conflict: An Outlook for 2023

Author: Eugene Chausovsky

Date: Jan 9, 2023

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year and shows no signs of ending anytime soon, the prolonged conflict has presented both significant...


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2022 in Review: Key Events And Trends in The Greater Caspian Region

Security and Politics Program (SPP), Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

2022 in Review: Key Events And Trends in The Greater Caspian Region

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Jan 3, 2023

The year 2022 was certainly a crucial year in the Greater Caspian Region. From significant changes in security and politics...


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Azerbaijan and Türkiye Nudge Turkmenistan Westward

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Azerbaijan and Türkiye Nudge Turkmenistan Westward

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Dec 21, 2022

Having lost "its old comfort of selling Russian gas to Europe" after 2022, Turkmenistan has been confronted with the...


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Headlines from the Caspian: December 19, 2022

weekly media highlights

Headlines from the Caspian: December 19, 2022

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Dec 20, 2022

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...


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A Productive Week for U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

A Productive Week for U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Dec 19, 2022

On December 12, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister, Vladimir Norov met with U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken in Washington D.C....



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Uzbekistan Still Considering Nuclear Energy Project with Russia’s Rosatom

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Uzbekistan Still Considering Nuclear Energy Project with Russia’s Rosatom

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Dec 14, 2022

On November 30, during Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s visit to Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Sherzod Khodjayev discussed...