Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Uzbekistan: A Quiet Revolution Taking Place

Via Eurasia Review, a detailed look at Uzbekistan: Islam Karimov, the authoritarian strongman of Uzbekistan since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, was officially announced dead on  September 2 last year. Six days later, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the country’s prime minister since 2003 and Karimov’s protégé, was appointed Uzbekistan’s Interim President by a joint […]

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Belt and Road A ‘Great Opportunity’ For Uzbekistan

Via China Daily, an interesting look at Uzbekistan’s potential in light of China’s BRI initiative: Uzbekistan, a country in the center of the ancient Silk Road, is actively cooperating with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, said Khatamjon Ketmonov, the president of one of the largest parties in the Central Asian […]

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Uzbekistan And Afghanistan Sign Railway Deal

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on a new agreement between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan: During Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s official visit to Tashkent on December 5, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan signed an agreement to extend a railroad connecting the two countries in a move which may eventually give landlocked Uzbekistan a direct link to sea […]

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China’s Belt and Road Sparks Battle Of The Breadbaskets

Via Asian Review, an interesting look at the impact of the BRI’s new infrastructure on ex-Soviet grain exporters: China’s regionwide infrastructure drive is quickly proving to be a game changer in the grain trade. The shift in the landscape was apparent when the Kazakh agriculture minister visited Beijing earlier this month. ”Kazakhstan is willing to work […]

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Afghanistan and Central Asia Republics

Courtesy of the Times of Central Asia, interesting analysis of Afghanistan and its relations with Central Asian Republics: On September 17 Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani emphasized the significance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, lauding the contribution that such large-scale projects could make to the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and the sustainable social and […]

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Railway Cargo Flow Between Afghanistan and China Depends on Uzbekistan

Via Central Times of Asia, a report on how railway cargo between Afghanistan and China depends on Uzbekistan: The shipment of goods to Afghanistan by rail from China stopped three months ago due to the lack of infrastructure at the Afghan port on the Uzbek border and the absence of trade and transit agreements with […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.