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The C5+1 Critical Mineral Dialogue: What It Means and How We Got Here

The C5+1 Critical Mineral Dialogue: What It Means and How We Got Here

By Charley Ward
It is promising that the CMD met just months after it was announced, seeming to indicate that all involved are serious about scaling up Central Asia’s role in global critical mineral supply chains.

US Looks to Draw Central Asia Into Critical Minerals Supply Chains

US Looks to Draw Central Asia Into Critical Minerals Supply Chains

By The Diplomat
What are the strategic interests of the United States in the development of deposits of critical minerals in Central Asia?
The West Is Eying Closer Relations With Central Asia

The West Is Eying Closer Relations With Central Asia

By Mark Temnycky
It’s been a busy year for Central Asia, with numerous Western diplomats swinging through the region or welcoming Central Asian delegations in their own capitals.

Kazakhstan-US Convene Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Astana

Kazakhstan-US Convene Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Astana

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu heads to Uzbekistan and India next. 

In Samarkand, USAID Head Power Announces New Funds for Central Asia

In Samarkand, USAID Head Power Announces New Funds for Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced an additional $14.3 million in regional programing, plus $18.7 million to boost collaboration in Uzbekistan, specifically.

What Do Central Asia’s Activists Think of the New US Relationship With Their Region?

What Do Central Asia’s Activists Think of the New US Relationship With Their Region?

By Matthew Schaaf
Washington’s current approach sidesteps human rights concerns. Central Asia’s rights defenders and civic activists have suggestions to fix that.

What Happened at the First-Ever Central Asia-US Leaders’ Summit?

What Happened at the First-Ever Central Asia-US Leaders’ Summit?

By Colleen Wood
Biden met with Central Asian presidents on the sidelines of UNGA to discuss security, economic cooperation, and critical minerals. 
A Case for Greater US Engagement in Central Asia

A Case for Greater US Engagement in Central Asia

By Hunter Stoll
Russian and Chinese influence in the region will never go away. But the United States now has a rare and valuable window of opportunity.

New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

By Ambassador Furqat Sidikov
Uzbekistan is a bedrock U.S. partner in a dynamic region.

Will We Soon See a Central Asia-US Leaders’ Summit?

Will We Soon See a Central Asia-US Leaders’ Summit?

By Catherine Putz
If Biden does indeed meet with the Central Asian presidents in New York on the sidelines of UNGA it will be with both Russia and China in mind.

Unpacking Geopolitical Competition and Energy Security in Central Asia

Unpacking Geopolitical Competition and Energy Security in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
A U.S. Senate subcommittee recently explored U.S. policy toward Central Asia amid the war in Ukraine and intense concern about global energy security.
Ukraine’s Shadow Over Blinken’s Travels Through Central Asia

Ukraine’s Shadow Over Blinken’s Travels Through Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The war in Ukraine provided the thematic backdrop for the U.S. secretary of state’s recent trip through Central Asia in a way the U.S. war in Afghanistan once did. 

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