Central Asia

Cooperation development in Central Asia: settling border disputes

The border disputes born after the fall of the USSR represent one of the main obstacles to the cooperation between Central Asian states towards a sustainable regional development on the long-term.  Moreover, in the heart of the majority of the newly formed conflicts regarding border demarcation was often found Uzbekistan. This came as a natural… Continue reading Cooperation development in Central Asia: settling border disputes

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Turkmenistan’s Space Odyssey continues

Turkmenistan recently announced large investments into its national space program. The government planned the development of a new land remote sensing satellite, the expansion of the ground infrastructure of its space industry, and the enhancement of training programs for its specialists. The new satellite aims to accelerate the development of many sectors of the economy… Continue reading Turkmenistan’s Space Odyssey continues

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A brief presentation of the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism

Claudiu-Andrei Racoviţă On the 3rd of august 2016, a new important alliance was formed in Asia – the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism – between China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in order to combat terrorism.  The inauguration meeting took place in Urumqi, the capital of the autonomous Chinese region Xinjiang, an event which brought together… Continue reading A brief presentation of the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism

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CASA-1000: perspectives

Project description The Central Asia-South Asia power project, commonly known by the acronym CASA-1000, is a $1.16 billion project currently under construction that will allow for the export of surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The CASA-1000 project will include: 500kV AC line from Datka (in the Kyrgyz Republic) to Sugd-500… Continue reading CASA-1000: perspectives

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Central Asian Armies: Russian made weapons and Kazakhstan – Russia relations

The present Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, formed part of former Soviet Republic. The republics served as raw material suppliers to the Russian industrial centers. Thus, the agriculture and natural resources have always been the economic basis of development. These countries face a broad spectrum of threats based on their peculiarities… Continue reading Central Asian Armies: Russian made weapons and Kazakhstan – Russia relations

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Romania Assumes the Energy Charter Conference Presidency – Objectives and Responsibilities

Between the 28th-29th of November 2017, the Romanian delegation led by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy, Robert Tudorache, attended the 28th Energy Charter Conference, organized by the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Energy Charter Secretariat in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The main talking points of the 52 national delegations and 10… Continue reading Romania Assumes the Energy Charter Conference Presidency – Objectives and Responsibilities

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Turkmenistan and Tajikistan Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement

On November 2-3, 2017, the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, paid a visit to Dushanbe, the capital city of the Republic of Tajikistan, where he was welcomed by his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon. On this occasion, the two heads of state signed a strategic partnership agreement between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tajikistan. The two… Continue reading Turkmenistan and Tajikistan Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement