Central Asia

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 along… Continue reading The CAREC Programme: Corridor 3

Central Asia

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

Central Asia

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 via… Continue reading The CAREC Programme: Corridor 1

Central Asia

The CAREC Programme: what is it and what are its goals

Raluca Şancariuc The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) was founded in 2001 with the aim of supporting the development of states in this region by encouraging cooperation between them. The Program involves implementing applied, results-oriented regional projects focused on poverty reduction and economic growth, while it also facilitates policy initiatives. CAREC includes 11… Continue reading The CAREC Programme: what is it and what are its goals

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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

Central Asia, Global View

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