Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

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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China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on how Uzbekistan is leveraging its partnership with China to address the logistical and geographic challenges it faces: Uzbekistan has been expanding its economic cooperation with China as it aims to connect to world transportation and trade routes. In a recent meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing, Uzbekistan presented […]

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Uzbekistan Looks South for New Trade Routes

Via The Diplomat, a report on Uzbekistan search for new trade routes to the south: Uzbekistan has received its first transit shipment via Pakistan and Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. For Uzbekistan, this means prioritizing a southern-looking policy, as it seeks to assert its own identity in the region and establish viable alternative trading partners.  A private trader in […]

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Obstacles To Energy Security In Central and South Asia

Via East Africa Forum, an article on obstacles to energy security in Central and South Asia: On 25 January 2022, an unprecedented blackout spread across much of southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This is not the first time that Central Asia has experienced power outages, which have increased alarmingly in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. In […]

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Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul, Peshawar Rail Project To Be Expedited

Via the Frontier Post, an article on the Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul, Peshawar Rail project: The government of Pakistan and Republic of Uzbekistan in a meeting agreed on the formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for expediting the Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar Rail project. This was decided during a meeting of a delegation led by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister for Investment […]

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China and Uzbekistan: Investments, Projects, and Areas of Cooperation

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, an interview on China and Uzbekistan areas of cooperation: China continues to expand its economic presence in Central Asia, including in Uzbekistan. How do the countries of the region benefit from this? What is the peculiarity of Chinese investment policy? Will security cooperation between Beijing and Tashkent deepen? These and other questions […]

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