Economy and Security

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 06:43
Russia is disappointed in the unwillingness of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to cooperate with its collective security bloc, and considers Iran to be a model those countries could follow, a senior Russian security official has said.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:07
Central Asian governments have faced some difficult choices in responding to Russian revanchism.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 06:55
The futures of Turkmenistan and Pakistan are linked in terms of energy security, for diversification on their part and demand on ours; and supporting stability in Afghanistan to enable gas and oil pipelines, electricity transmission, and trade.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:35
Central Asia is not the sole determining factor in the development of Russia’s current and future relations with China and India. Yet the immense geopolitical value Central Asia presents for these three powers means that a competitive relationship regarding Central Asia is likely to be a thorn in the side of truly healthy relations. As such, it appears that it will be unlikely that Russia will make a full-fledged “re-orientation” or “pivot” toward Asia in the form of a definitive strategic triangle with two of Asia’s great powers, China and India.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 23:37
Azerbaijan is getting more and more independent from the pressure of oil prices. “At the same time, a lot has been done in implementing major infrastructure projects, with assistance from international financial institutions in particular EBRD and others,” President Aliyev noted.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 23:15
Obama praised Kazakhstan’s efforts in strengthening international security and expressed his hope that the Kazakh President will continue to actively contribute to finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the Akorda added.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 07:09
With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 06:47
The Jordan Kingdom relates to Azerbaijan as reliable economic and political ally. Jordan repeatedly voiced intention to activate ties with Azerbaijan, which is the leading country in South Caucasus and to invest heavily in economy of the country.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 06:25
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was in Turkmenistan on January 22 for the second day of a two-day official visit. The two discussed construction of a proposed natural gas pipeline linking Turkmenistan with India through Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 06:19
Turkey and Azerbaijan need to start constructing Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) by the spring of 2015. If this happens, TANAP, one of the most important elements of the Southern Corridor, will be completed by 2020. However, security considerations in the Caucasus and changes in the oil market must also be taken into consideration.