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In particular, a sanction-stricken Russia seemed to have good reason to worry that the BRI could further weaken its position in Central Asia, Russia's backyard, negatively affecting the EEU. Various assessments pointed in the same pessimistic direction, especially in the light of the fact that the two initiatives ...
workers maintain a section of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: VCG. Oscar, a Kazak national, was patrolling like any other day along the Central Asia-China Gas pipeline in Kazakhstan. A vice manager for the security department in AGP (Asia Gas Pipeline ...

Washington: The position of the point person for South and Central Asia in the US State Department is lying vacant and it is likely to remain so for now as the Trump ... The absence of a full-fledged Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia is "felt now the most" at a critical juncture now when the ...
Urumqi, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A memorandum has been signed by the Xinjiang Institute of ecology and geography and 22 overseas scientific research institutes, launching joint research projects on the ecosystem in Central Asia. Over the next five years, the institutes will focus on the region's glaciers, water ...
Moreover, if the Iranian events produce regime change there, this could "push Russia's Muslim regions, above all in the North Caucasus, to move more actively toward independence and threaten the pro-Russian regimes in Central Asia," as well as creating "serious problems" for Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan.
Tehran - The defeat of Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria has made the terrorist group to change the geography of its activities and Central Asian countries must be watchful of this threat, Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Hojjatollah Faghani warned in a meeting with Tajik Parliament speaker Shukurjon ...

But these writers appeared during a time when the majority of people in Central Asia became literate, and the Central Asian writers of the Soviet period played huge roles in developing alphabets and codifying the region's languages. It was they who put into words the thoughts and feelings of Kazakhs, ...
The respected writers of Central Asia's past were obvious choices. The "founding father" for Tajikistan became Ismail Somoni, the late 9th-century conqueror whose Samanid Empire included what is now northern Iran, northern Afghanistan, and Central Asia south of the Syr-Darya River. His tomb is in ...
This is part of the future railway that will connect Central Asia with the Iranian port of Chabahar on the Indian Ocean coast, according to First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri, Iranian media outlets reported. He recalled that the construction of the 900-kilometer railway on the North-South route was completed ...
However, it seems advisable to expand further the number of participants in the inter-parliamentary platform for dialogue and include, in particular, the states of Central Asia. On December 24-25, the first regional parliamentary conference on combating terrorism and mutual cooperation was held in ...
"As economic hardships linger, Central Asia totters on the precipice of great change," the tagline of my section read. As 2017 dawned, the region was still clawing its way out of the economic hole that followed 2014's oil market crash and appeared to be approaching some serious pivot political points.
In the past few weeks and months, a staggering number of attacks on press freedom has dotted Central Asia, exposing the hypersensitive disposition of the authorities toward critical voices. One of the most worrying cases involved independent journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov. He was arrested after he ...
Tehran, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Recently major consignment of fruits from Pakistan to Kazakhstan has been transited through Iran which could open a new corridor for shipment of food items from Southeast Asia to markets as far as Russia, IRAN Daily reported on Tuesday. The consignment that comprised ...
According to Mesbah, the northern regions of Afghanistan are of great importance for the terrorists who want to penetrate into the countries of Central Asia -- Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and other countries in order to destabilize the situation there. The academic opined that Afghanistan is the best ...
Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has warned about the mounting threat of the proliferation of the Islamic State's (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) ideology in Central Asian countries. "The ideology of Islamic State and other such radical groups is increasingly spreading in Central Asia ...
By offering to include Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, Beijing may be seeking to mediate in a decades-long dispute between its two neighbours, but analysts have questioned how effective it can be. "China is concerned about both countries. As a mediator it is trying to get them ...

Mongolia was lauded this month for more "durable than anticipated" 3% GDP growth in 2017 in the International Monetary Fund's first review of its US$400 million rescue program, following an $800 million five-year external bond return in October, where the 5.5% yield was half the previous peak. Since the ...
"The ideology of Islamic State and other such radical groups is increasingly spreading in Central Asia, with active propaganda and recruiting of citizens of our states. I think it will be impossible to ensure collective security, reliable protection of state borders and withstand the present-day challenges and ...
Tehran, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Recently major consignment of fruits from Pakistan to Kazakhstan has been transited through Iran which could open a new corridor for shipment of food items from Southeast Asia to markets as far as Russia, IRAN Daily reported on Tuesday. The consignment that comprised ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is likely to pay a visit to Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and Central Asian countries over the next year, an Iranian official said. "According to plans that are currently being prepared, Mr President will presumably visit Baku and a couple of Central Asian countries. I assume that ...
In the past few weeks and months, a staggering number of attacks on press freedom has dotted Central Asia, exposing the hypersensitive disposition of the authorities toward critical voices. One of the most worrying cases involved independent journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov. He was arrested after he ...
Iran is undoubtedly the ideal transit country for India to be the gateway to Central Asia and Russia as it gives ready access to a number of trade corridors (existing and planned). Chabahar in particular offers an attractive opportunity for India given the Iranian interest in building the port as a commercial hub. It is the only ...
"UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia: 10 years of cooperation with Central Asia for the sake of peace and prosperity of the region" international conference was held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The event was held on the occasion of the decade ...
In 2015, he began working for AFP as their Central Asia correspondent. In his appeal, Rickleton noted that he had failed to achieve long-term accreditation in Kyrgyzstan despite several attempts and two interviews with the SCNS. He has long-term accreditation in neighboring Kazakhstan, where AFP ...
Arguably, the kind of civic space that is closing all over the world had never really emerged in Central Asia to begin with. ... Even in Kyrgyzstan, often labeled Central Asia's "island of democracy", the fledgling civil society alone was too weak to counteract successive slides into authoritarianism during and ...
EY participated at Caspian & Central Asia Rail conference, which took place on 6-7 December 2017 at JW Marriott Absheron hotel. The event was as a professional platform for meeting rail operators from all over the region, gaining insight into regulatory developments delivered by ministers of railway, ...
A sense of anxiety looms large in Barsem, a small village in Tajikistan's Pamir mountains. Just two years ago, triggered by sudden rainfall and strong snow melting, a powerful mudflow devastated the village, leaving over 82 families without homes, cutting the local power supply for weeks, and disrupting the ...
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have ordered the deportation of the Central Asia correspondent for Agence-France Presse, Chris Rickleton. Rickleton told EurasiaNet.org that he had his passport taken away by border officials after flying into Manas international airport on the morning of December 9 and that he ...
There is nevertheless more than the leaders' personalities to recent tightening and relaxations in Central Asia's customs policies. Globally, the movement of people and goods across international borders is perceived as a bitterly divisive issue. In Central Asia, the mechanisms determining who and what ...
The total volume of gas delivered to China via the Central Asia-China gas pipeline reached 200 billion cubic meters as of November 29, 2017, according to the Chinese National Oil and Gas corporation. The gas pipeline connecting the countries of Central Asia with China is a strategic project, extremely ...
The conceptualization of regions allows countries to integrate the various available geographical models into their own strategies. A new region entered the world scenario after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991: Central Asia as a distinguished region was born. Other countries, including India, ...
Beijing, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- As of Wednesday, around 200 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas has been piped from Central Asia to China ...
Washington: The United States sold military hardware and equipment worth over $38 billion this year, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
A leading MEP said on Tuesday (28 November) that regional cooperation in Central Asia was benefitting from "a new beginning" thanks to the democratisation ...
The experts concluded that the countries of Central Asia should take advantage of international momentum for implementing climate-related ...
South Korea does not usually come to mind when pondering the geopolitical showdown between great powers for primacy in Central Asia.
Pakistan's internal and regional political conditions with flimsy economy have barred it from having active engagements with Central Asia.
Central Asia is changing. In October, Kyrgyzstan had its first peaceful transfer of power from one elected president to another. Less than a year ...
With the region's most populous country taking the lead in expanding cooperation, the five nations of Central Asia could have a greater voice ...
According to experts, interest in Central Asia is due to the economic growth of the region's countries and a stable political environment.
In Central Asia and Europe, child deaths have halved since 1990, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Afshan Khan said.
CPEC is a part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which offers building of the other five corridors namely; (1) China-Central Asia Corridor, (2) ...
The Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference "The 25 years of Water Cooperation in Central Asia: Achievements, Lessons ...
Moscow is also growing suspicious of Chinese-Iranian rapprochement in railway development projects in Central Asia. After the visit of Iranian ...
"The trip to Uzbekistan was aimed at attending a conference on security in Central Asia in which five central Asian countries and some officials ...
Dubai: Air Arabia wants to expand further into Central Asia and India as it shrugs off the overcapacity headwinds buffeting some of its regional ...
Projects supported by the European Union in Central Asia have had a significant impact in helping communities to be better prepared for ...
Central Asia is a region of unique opportunities and has huge unrealized potential, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the ...
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said the document was signed in the Uzbek city of Samarkand during the 13th annual EU-Central Asia ministerial ...



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