Central Asia

Another day, Another Bunch of Civilians Dying...

AMB745345345There seems to be no logical explanation for the fact that time after time again one comes across reports of US-led coalitions dropping ordinance upon the heads of innocent people, instead of specifically targeting militants and…

Lapis Lazuli Corridor Leads Afghanistan Towar...

15111605415908434997_1000x669One of the most crucial goals that leading Eurasian nations are striving for is economic and transport integration in their continent. Schemes such as One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU or EAEU)…

5th round of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogues

2211In 2014 Mongolia initiated an international conference in Ulaanbaatar, to discuss security problems in North-East Asia, particularly on the Korean peninsula. The significance of this initiative was all the greater, since at that time almost all the channels for discussion of problems and…

Daesh Appears Again

1122On July 24 in the south of Syria, terrorist group forbidden in Russia Daesh very loudly reminded the world of itself. In As-Suwayda and the south west of Deraa, two massive suicide bombings occurred, resulting in more than 220 people killed and close to 200 wounded in As-Suwayda, while the suicide bomber…

Central Asia is Resurrecting Its Common Energ...

6п78The Central Asian (CA) nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, all have quite a number of socioeconomic issues. Still, they do possess substantial resources, whose rational use may help them start developing rapidly, especially if they combine…

RECCA Is a Path to Stability for Afghanistan

322vsFor many years now the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been the hotbed of instability in the entire Central Asia. A substantial portion of the country is controlled by terrorist groups, which continue on their path of destruction not only through Afghanistan but also beyond by…

Nuclear Power is a New Sphere of Cooperation ...

Russia is one of the leaders in the market of nuclear-related technologies and is renowned for quality and safety of its nuclear power plants, whose reasonable cost is especially attractive for moderate-sized developing nations. Many countries, facing issues linked to…

Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor”...

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Most Westerners would typically have a hard time finding Mongolia on the map. Nevertheless, it’s a rather unique state that serves as home for well over 3 million people. It turns out that it has an incredibly rich history as well, that is closely tied to its two closest neighbors – Russia and China. However, what…

Why Washington Chose to Negotiate with Terror...

Afghanistan TalibanWhat we are witnessing today in Afghanistan was not to be anticipated – Washington started negotiations with the Taliban movement which it itself designated terrorists. Just recently, deputy assistant to the US President, Lisa Curtis announced that the White House is prepared…

China’s Investment Trap has Become a Ma...

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Perhaps the most curious topic of today’s Central Asian agenda is the growing dependence of local states on Chinese loans, which would often be referred to in regional media sources as “means of neocolonialism.” In recent years, China has visibly stepped up its involvement in the affairs of Central Asia…

The Longer Washington Stays In, the More Drug...

785463445354According to the data released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, some 30 million people across the world may be described as habitual drug users. These means that all of these people are not just addicted to drugs but they also require professional…

India and Afghanistan Strengthen Their Cooper...

D63423123123The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) is still going through hard times. The country is teeming with terrorist groups who are fighting both with the legitimate government and with one another. Many countries, including the US, believe that the issue should be resolved first and…


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