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EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?
November 10, 2021

EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?

By Katrina Keegan
At the EU-Central Asia Economic Forum, the EU kept its rhetoric uncontroversial. However, Central Asian countries signaled they may respond well to more ambitious EU goals.

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
November 11, 2016

EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward

By Catherine Putz
After 5 years, the EU-Uzbekistan Textile Protocol is headed to a vote in December.

The EU in Central Asia: Nothing to Lose by Pushing Human Rights Issues
April 01, 2016

The EU in Central Asia: Nothing to Lose by Pushing Human Rights Issues

By Catherine Putz
“For the EU, democracy should be a sine qua non,” a recent policy analysis stressed.

Security Tops German Foreign Minister’s Agenda in Central Asia
March 30, 2016

Security Tops German Foreign Minister’s Agenda in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The minister is visiting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan this week.

How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
February 13, 2016

How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A glimpse at Kazakh meritocracy and discussion of the West’s policies in the region; recommended links.

Central Asia ‘Extremely Important’ to the European Union
December 22, 2015

Central Asia ‘Extremely Important’ to the European Union

By Catherine Putz
EU representative met recently with regional foreign minister in Astana.
How Europe Should Approach the EEU (and Russia)
October 16, 2015

How Europe Should Approach the EEU (and Russia)

By Liudmila Filippova and Inna Veleva
The EEU is an opportunity for Europe to engage with Eurasia -- and mend ties with Russia.

Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
June 13, 2015

Europe's New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
Is the EU's new regional strategy the same as its last regional strategy? Not entirely.

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