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Landmark report urges nations to urgently start fixing water waste and start managing water as a common good with neighbours.
Russia and China will struggle for common policy on possible Russian soft underbelly Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the vital Europe/Asia Caucasus crossroads, the Baltics, CEE and SEE.
Kosh Tepa canal irrigation project could deplete Amu Darya border river flows.
News reported last week about Uzbekistan preparing to accommodate Russian gas in its pipelines may not have been true, despite officials initially stating otherwise.
Gripes over power exports, railway contracts and Afghan warplanes seized by Tashkent cause friction.
Warning picks up on growing worries of Islamic militant infiltration into Russia’s Central Asian backyard.
Each time he appears to near the prize, difficulties caused by external events seem to snatch it away.
Partly thanks to infrastructure projects blown up by the militants while they were trying to turf out the US, Afghanistan is dependent on neighbours for 73% of its electricity.
As the leading privately owned company in the country and a large employer, Artel is trying to lead by example and promote best and responsible ESG business practices in Uzbekistan, the company said in its recently released progress report for 2022.
The ‘small stans’ will spend another year striving to recalibrate political and economic relations with Russia and China – and other players Turkey, Iran and the West – amid the geopolitical maelstrom triggered by Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
US basketball star Brittney Griner was released from Russian jail on December 8 in prisoner swap for notorious arms dealer Victor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death”, who was serving a 25-year sentence in the US for arms trafficking.
Russia is proposing a major reconfiguration of the Central Asian gas market. Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Move follows criticism authorities have adopted ‘Taliban-style’ restrictions on tight-fitting clothes, dyed hair and beauty accessories such as false nails or eyelashes.
The president’s father (the former president) is stealing the show. Plus, the latest on efforts to get Turkmen gas to Europe. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.
Uzbekistan's ICT Week 2022 was a chance for the country to showcase the results of its ambitious economic reform programme under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The World Bank has stated that Uzbekistan is undergoing an "unprecedented transformation".
Russia and China are the dominant trade and investment partners for Central Asian countries. But their dominance in the region is now being challenged by Turkey and Iran in a return to the "Great Game."
Russia struck Ukraine’s key civilian infrastructure on October 4, destroying power plants and plunging half the country into darkness. Low on missiles, Moscow bought hundreds of Iranian Shahed 136 kamikaze drones and now may buy ballistic missiles.
"There will be no peace until an arbitrator stands between us," says Kyrgyz defence minister. Tajiks, meanwhile, warn Kremlin security belt must be built around Afghanistan.
Agreement marks regime’s first international economic deal. Moscow eyes economic corridor through Central Asia and Afghanistan to South Asia.