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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

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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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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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QR Briefing: Week of 1/16/23

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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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Uzbekistan Appoints New Acting Foreign Minister

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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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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...


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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

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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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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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Joint Azerbaijan-Turkiye Military Drills amid Growing Tensions with Iran

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Joint Azerbaijan-Turkiye Military Drills amid Growing Tensions with Iran

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Dec 14, 2022

On December 5, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense announced ongoing joint military drills with Türkiye. The drills were conducted in Baku, Astara, Jabra...


Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Process: Quo Vadis?

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Process: Quo Vadis?

Author: Toghrul Aliyev

Date: Dec 12, 2022

While offering a platform to start work between Armenia and Azerbaijan on a real peace and normalization of relations and trade between...


Tokayev’s First Weeks in a New Term: What Can We Make of His Recent Visits?

Security and Politics Program (SPP)

Tokayev’s First Weeks in a New Term: What Can We Make of His Recent Visits?

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Dec 6, 2022

After a much-anticipated snap election, Kazakhstan’s Presidential incumbent, Kassym-Jomart...


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Assistant Secretary Donald Lu Visits Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

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Assistant Secretary Donald Lu Visits Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Author: Josephine Freund

Date: Nov 22, 2022

November 6-11, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu paid an official...


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OTS Hosts Ninth Summit in Samarkand

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OTS Hosts Ninth Summit in Samarkand

Author: Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 16, 2022

The Organization of Turkic States (OTS) held its ninth summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on November 10-11 to provide a platform for multilateral...


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The First EU-Central Asia Summit: A Call for Greater Cooperation

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The First EU-Central Asia Summit: A Call for Greater Cooperation

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Nov 15, 2022

The European Union (EU)-Central Asian Summit was held on October 27 in Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana...


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CPC Commentary -  Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers’ November 7 Meeting in Washington

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CPC Commentary - Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers’ November 7 Meeting in Washington

On November 7, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov of Azerbaijan met in Washington, DC...


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The Economic and Social Implications on the Caspian Region of Russians Escaping Mobilization

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The Economic and Social Implications on the Caspian Region of Russians Escaping Mobilization

Author: Samantha Fanger

Date: Nov 10, 2022

The world has kept a careful eye on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, monitoring its trajectory and economic...


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The Caspian Region Countries React to Putin’s War in Ukraine

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The Caspian Region Countries React to Putin’s War in Ukraine

This series of eight articles explores the reactions of the Caspian Region states on the southern periphery of Russia...


The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Armenia

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The Caspian Region’s Reactions to the Current Russo-Ukrainian War, a Series: Armenia

Author: Samantha Fanger, Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 4, 2022

The crisis in Ukraine brought recent Armenian foreign policy to a near breaking point with Russia...