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08.02.2016  
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In Central Asia, The Bad Times Have Arrived

01.02.2016
Bruce Pannier

One month into 2016 it is clear Central Asia has entered a difficult period, but it is unclear when and how the region might recover and what effect these particularly hard times might have on the people of the region.

The writing has been on the wall for Central Asia for months now - an economic crisis was coming to Central Asia and there was no way of avoiding it. There were unfortunately all too few ideas about how to mitigate it. One month into 2016 it is clear Central Asia has entered a difficult period, but it is unclear when and how the region might recover and what effect these particularly hard times might have on the people of the region. To discuss this new reality of Central Asia, today and for the foreseeable future, RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known… >> подробнее

Surprise Visitor During Latest Caspian Sea Status Meeting

01.02.2016
Bruce Pannier

The presence of Lavrov in Ashgabat while the special working group was meeting there as well seems more than a coincidence...

Representatives of the five Caspian Sea littoral states - Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan - finished up their most recent meeting on January 29. The gathering appeared to be the typical «going nowhere» event, but this time Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Turkmenistan at the same time the special working group was conducting a meeting at the deputy foreign ministers' level. Adding to such suspense as there was, Iran is about to reemerge on world markets and this fact must have altered the routine discussions of the special working group to some extent… >> подробнее

How Much Should the United States Still Care About Central Asia?

29.01.2016
Richard Sokolsky,
Paul Stronski

Central Asian states have a strong interest in maintaining friendly ties with the United States, if only to balance the influence of China and Russia.

The United States has struggled in the post-Soviet era to define a durable framework for its relations with Central Asian states. Initially, securing the Soviet Union’s nuclear legacy was the main focus of US policy. Then, after 9/11, policy was shaped by Washington’s need for Central Asian support for US military operations in Afghanistan. But as Washington redefines its global priorities, what should guide its policy toward Central Asia? It is perhaps easier to determine what should not be a guiding factor: not the region’s energy reserves at a time of falling oil prices; not visions… >> подробнее

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14.12.2015, 06:41 Leaders Mark Start Of Work On Turkmen-Afghan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
13.11.2015, 10:54 Pipelines On Agenda As Turkmenistan's President Visits China
09.11.2015, 06:41 Turkmenistan To Begin Construction Of USD 10 Billion Gas Pipeline
04.11.2015, 05:16 Turkmenistan's Latest Folly: Humongous Yurt
02.11.2015, 01:15 Kerry Meets Central Asian Foreign Ministers
30.10.2015, 19:54 Ukrainian, Turkmen Leaders Vow Increased Ties
29.10.2015, 08:31 Kerry Urged To Call For Halt Of Attacks On Central Asia Media
27.10.2015, 08:28 Kerry To Make First Visit To Central Asia
25.10.2015, 09:05 Turkmenistan's Independence Day: Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry
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