Archive for the ‘Kyrgyzstan’ Category

EBRD: Central Asia Resilient In Face of Geopolitical Turmoil

Via Times of Central Asia, a look at Central Asia’s resilience during the challenge The economies of Central Asia are showing strong resilience to the geopolitical adversities caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reports in its latest Regional Economic Prospects on September 28. The EBRD is expecting […]

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India: Building On Its Historic Links With Central Asia

Via Eurasia Review, a report on India’s efforts to build out its historic links with Central Asia: Present-day Indian rulers, who are keen on establishing India’s presence in Central Asia, can draw inspiration from the daring and enterprising Indian traders of the medieval era, who were key participants in the trade along the Central Asian […]

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Why Xi Jinping Chose Central Asia for His First Post-COVID-19 Trip

Via Foreign Policy, a report on why Xi Jinping chose Central Asia for his first post-COVID-19 trip and how the region has long served as a testing ground for Beijing’s economic and foreign-policy ambitions: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision to make Central Asia the site of his first foreign visit since the coronavirus pandemic began is […]

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Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor

Via The Diplomat, an article on the trial period for the new China-Afghan rail corridor: A trial period of three months will see freight trains from China deliver goods to Afghanistan via Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Exports of Afghan goods will follow the same routeback to China. This new railway corridor commenced its trial run on September 13 when […]

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Trains In The ‘Stans

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on how new rail lines are causing the balance of power in Central Asia to shift: Central Asia’s fiirst railway was a military venture. Russia began laying track in 1880, primarily to shuttle troops around the Karakum desert, the better to crush resistance to its rule in what is […]

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Eurasian Economic Union May Set Up SEZ In Cuba

Via Russia Briefing, a report that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) may establish an industrial park in Cuba: Cuba has proposed that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) create an industrial park on the island, the bloc stated on Friday (September 2). The initiative has been discussed during a recent virtual meeting of the Eurasian Economic […]

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