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Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
October 17, 2016
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
The oil project met its deadline, but will it be sustainable?
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
What Central Asia Means to the United States
September 16, 2016
What Central Asia Means to the United States
From the Great Game to the final frontier, Central Asia takes on new importance in a rapidly shrinking world.
What Central Asia Means to the United States
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
August 18, 2016
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia's energy resources are increasingly flowing not to Russia, but to China and emerging Asian economies.
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
August 16, 2016
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Central Asian countries are turning to China for funding -- but by default, not by preference.
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
April 15, 2016
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
At least Astana will be in the room where it happens.
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
April 06, 2016
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
A better question might be whether it’ll be worth it.
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
Rhetoric Vs. Reality: Kyrgyzstan and the EEU
April 06, 2016
Rhetoric Vs. Reality: Kyrgyzstan and the EEU
When it comes to energy, Bishkek is hopeful about the potential of the EEU.
Rhetoric Vs. Reality: Kyrgyzstan and the EEU
Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?
January 30, 2016
Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?
Considering new regional dynamics and more: recommended reads
Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
December 17, 2015
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ fits nicely with Nurly Zhol, Kazakhstan’s bright pathway to the future.
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
December 09, 2015
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
Always in sight, but always just beyond reach: will Kashagan ever live up to expectations?
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
When Will TAPI Construction Begin?
November 11, 2015
When Will TAPI Construction Begin?
Ashgabat says December, but New Delhi might be getting cold feet.
When Will TAPI Construction Begin?
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
October 01, 2015
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
As oil production falls, experts forecast a consequent reduction in exports.
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
Kyrgyzstan Declares Energy Independence
September 01, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Declares Energy Independence
Is Kyrgyzstan energy independent at last? Not quite.
Kyrgyzstan Declares Energy Independence
Uzbekistan Still Hates the Rogun Dam Project
August 04, 2015
Uzbekistan Still Hates the Rogun Dam Project
“Uzbekistan never, and under no circumstances, will provide support to this project.”
Uzbekistan Still Hates the Rogun Dam Project
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
July 21, 2015
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
With Japanese and Turkish investment, Ashgabat hopes to make natural gas into something else.
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
July 10, 2015
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Shared styles of government and pipeline interests bridge the Caspian, bringing Azerbaijan and Central Asia together.
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
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