South Korea’s outlook in Central Asia

Paula Pop The Korean presence in the Central Asian region started in the nineteenth  century when as a consequence of poor harvest and famine on the Korean peninsula, thousands of Koreans fled to work and earn a better living to Russia. Later, during the Soviet time, this minority ended up being deported by Stalin toContinue reading “South Korea’s outlook in Central Asia”


Cristian Istrate Kazakhstan is one of the former Soviet states in search of their own identity after 1991 and a rediscovery of a road leading to an accelerated development. A crucial opportunity for this country comes from China and its The New Silk Road project. The aim of this initiative is to strengthen and improve theContinue reading “KAZAKHSTAN IN THE ERA OF DIGITALIZATION”

Ethnic Nationalism: a barrier for Central Asian cooperation

Bianca Cristina Pârvu The Central Asian region, which includes Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, incorporates in its structure a large number of different ethnic groups scattered throughout the territory. Due to the area’s long history of tribalism, changing geopolitical influences, border demarcation woes and competition among local groups, Central Asia’s development was consistently slowedContinue reading “Ethnic Nationalism: a barrier for Central Asian cooperation”


Cristian Istrate Uzbekistan is one of the most relevant states in Central Asia as it plays a pivotal role in regional affairs. First, it has a central position, which means it is bordered by all the other countries from the region. Also, Uzbekistan is the second largest state from the region and the first inContinue reading “UZBEKISTAN’S PROGRESS IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL FIELD”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 6

Alexandra Colcer Corridor 6 connects Europe and the Middle East with South Asia (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). It unfolds from North to South, linking the Russian Federation with Iranian and Pakistani ports. Corridor 6a includes both road and rail routes, and links the northwest coast of the Caspian Sea to the GwadarContinue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 6”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 5

Raluca Şancariuc Corridor 5 connects East Asia with the Middle East and South Asia. It starts from THE Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China and continues in the Kyrgyz Republic passing through Yierkeshitan (China) – Irkeshtam (Kyrgyzstan) border crossing point, from where it advances towards the Republic of Tajikistan through Karamyk (Kyrgyzstan)Continue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 5”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 4

Alexandra Colcer Corridor 4 connects the Russian Federation with East Asia, more specifically with Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China. o Corridor 4a connects the city of Urumqi in North-West of China with the Russian Federation via West Mongolia. The border crossing points are Takeshikent (China)Continue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 4”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 3

Raluca Şancariuc Corridor 3 connects the Russian Federation with the Middle East and South Asia, passing through the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It starts from the border crossing point at Veseloyarsk (Russia) – Aul (Kazakhstan) and continues alongContinue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 3”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 2

Alexandra Colcer Corridor 2 is the longest CAREC corridor, linking East Asia with the Caucasus, the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. It crosses Georgia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the People’s Republic of China (PRC):Continue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 2”

The CAREC Programme: Corridor 1

Raluca Şancariuc Corridor 1 connects Europe with East Asia, linking the border of the Russian Federation with the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China, through the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic: Corridor 1a includes both a road and a railway transport route, linking Alashankou city in China with Kazakhstan viaContinue reading “The CAREC Programme: Corridor 1”