Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ 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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Central Asian Countries Left with the Burden of Keeping Afghanistan’s Lights On

Via the Caspian Policy Center, an article on Afghanistan’s need for electricity: Afghanistan is unable to pay its electricity bill to its northern neighbors and both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are beginning to feel the pinch. Since the Taliban seized control of the country last summer, millions of Afghans have struggled to survive. Thousands of civil servants fled […]

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Iran Opens Drone Factory In Tajikistan

Via Al Monitor, an article on Iran’s growing relationship with Tajikistan: Iran unveiled a factory in Tajikistan today that will produce drones.  The factory in the Tajik capital Dushanbe will manufacture Abagil 2 drones. Iranian military Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri attended the ceremony, reported the official Islamic Republic News Agency.  “We are in a […]

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Central Asian Economies Don’t Need Russia

Via East Asia Forum, an article on Central Asian economies: In 1991, the five Central Asian economies were republics of the Soviet Union, with trade and transport oriented towards Russia. Over three decades of independence, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have built railways, roads and pipelines to the east and south and […]

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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.