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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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Azerbaijan Stimulates Regional Development: $100 Million Investment to Georgia for Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Infrastructure

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Azerbaijan Stimulates Regional Development: $100 Million Investment to Georgia for Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Infrastructure

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Dec 5, 2022

On November 25, during the international conference titled...


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September 30, 2022 — Interview with Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar:

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

September 30, 2022 — Interview with Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar:

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 20, 2022


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Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) Pipeline Inauguration

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) Pipeline Inauguration

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 19, 2022

The opening ceremony marking the completion and operation of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) Pipeline was held in Sofia on October 1. The IGB...


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Turkmenistan and Afghanistan Agree on TAPI Pipeline Construction Plan

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan Agree on TAPI Pipeline Construction Plan

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 19, 2022

On October 9, in Turkmenistan, the delegation of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)...


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The Caspian Region and Europe’s Energy Crisis

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

The Caspian Region and Europe’s Energy Crisis

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Oct 17, 2022

As winter approaches, Europe is facing an even greater challenge to combat an already looming energy crisis....


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Assistant Secretary Pyatt Addresses the Caspian Region's Role in European Energy Security

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Assistant Secretary Pyatt Addresses the Caspian Region's Role in European Energy Security

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Sep 30, 2022

Geoffrey Pyatt, in his first speech after being appointed as the Assistant Secretary...


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Deputy Assistant Administrator Anjali Kaur Speaks on Investment Potential in the Caspian Region

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Deputy Assistant Administrator Anjali Kaur Speaks on Investment Potential in the Caspian Region

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Sep 30, 2022

Geoffrey Pyatt, in his first speech after being appointed as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau...


Caspian Countries Shed Post-Soviet Constraints and Focus on Turkic Cooperation

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Caspian Countries Shed Post-Soviet Constraints and Focus on Turkic Cooperation

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Sep 28, 2022

August 29, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan signed a major energy deal, outlining various plans to circumvent Russian trade routes...


USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Änjali Kaur’s Remarks at the  Third Caspian Business Forum

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Änjali Kaur’s Remarks at the Third Caspian Business Forum

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Sep 23, 2022

On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, it is my honor to be here this evening...


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Deputy Assistant Administrator Anjali Kaur: “We see the Caspian Region as a source of ideas, culture, and innovation”

Energy and Economy Program (EEP)

Deputy Assistant Administrator Anjali Kaur: “We see the Caspian Region as a source of ideas, culture, and innovation”

Author: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Anjali Kaur, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia attends the Third Caspian Business Forum in New York...