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Navigating New Horizons: Uzbekistan’s Role in Global Connectivity

Navigating New Horizons: Uzbekistan’s Role in Global Connectivity

By Alouddin Komilov
The EU and Central Asia have a critical opportunity to strengthen their collaboration in the face of evolving geopolitical challenges affecting global trade routes.
Following China’s Export of Sanctioned Goods Through Central Asia to Russia

Following China’s Export of Sanctioned Goods Through Central Asia to Russia

By Dilfuza Mirzakhmedova, Shakhriyor Ismailkhodjaev, and Kamila Fayzieva
Goods exported to Russia from China via Central Asia need not be weapons in order to contribute to Russia’s war efforts in Ukraine. 

Central Asia’s Water Crisis Is Already Here

Central Asia’s Water Crisis Is Already Here

By Jahan Taganova, Anna Shabanova-Serdechna, and Niginakhon Saida
What will it take for Central Asian states to sustainably adapt to climate change, particularly the regional water crisis that is already underway?

Central Asian Jihadi Perspectives on Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’

Central Asian Jihadi Perspectives on Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’

By Uran Botobekov
Tehran’s “axis of resistance” ostensibly tries to cut through the Shia-Sunni divide, but Central and South Asian Jihadi groups aren’t buying it.

Huawei’s Growing Presence in Central Asia’s Telecom Industry

Huawei’s Growing Presence in Central Asia’s Telecom Industry

By Berikbol Dukeyev, Dilfuza Mirzakhmedova, and Madina Tursonova
In both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Huawei has positioned itself as a major player in the telecommunications market.
Central Asia’s Rare Earths May Fuel Energy Transition

Central Asia’s Rare Earths May Fuel Energy Transition

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
If rare earth elements are the crude oil of the 21st century, then Central Asia and Mongolia may be the Saudi Arabias of these strategic minerals. 

Why Do Central Asian Governments Keep Failing the Region’s Women?

Why Do Central Asian Governments Keep Failing the Region’s Women?

By Catherine Putz
Women in Central Asia “feel unsafe everywhere,” says Svetlana Dzardanova, with recent horrific attacks drawing attention again to a very old problem. 
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.

Central Asia’s Great Energy Paradox

Central Asia’s Great Energy Paradox

By Assel Tutumlu and Farkhod Aminjonov
Why does the energy-rich region experience such frequent power and heating failures?

Central Asia Faces Challenges and Sees Opportunities Amid Complex Geopolitical Outlook

Central Asia Faces Challenges and Sees Opportunities Amid Complex Geopolitical Outlook

By Catherine Putz
A conversation with Temur Umarov about Russia, China, and Central Asia amid the war in Ukraine.

Reclaiming Culture and Identity as a Central Asian Adoptee 

Reclaiming Culture and Identity as a Central Asian Adoptee 

By Christopher von Claparede-Niemann
As a generation of Central Asian adoptees enter adulthood in the United States, their personal quests for identity sit side-by-side with discussions of decolonization.
Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska on ‘New Uzbekistan’

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska on ‘New Uzbekistan’

By Catherine Putz
"While it is undeniable that Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan is less paranoid, much freer and tolerant than Karimov’s... the very nature of the system remains unchanged."

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