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Germany’s Zeitenwende: Turning Toward Central Asia?

Germany’s Zeitenwende: Turning Toward Central Asia?

By Timon Ostermeier and Eldaniz Gusseinov
Bilateral contacts between Berlin and the region have intensified considerably since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but many challenges remain.

Competing Digital Futures: Europe and China in Central Asia’s Tech Development

Competing Digital Futures: Europe and China in Central Asia’s Tech Development

By Andrew Gundal and Eldaniz Gusseinov
Both the EU and China aim to establish technological leadership in Central Asia, but their focuses differ. 
How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Reshaping EU-Uzbekistan Relations

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Reshaping EU-Uzbekistan Relations

By Shakhzodbek Makhmudov
The ongoing conflict is diminishing Moscow’s influence in Uzbekistan, opening a window for EU engagement.

How the EU Can Contribute to the Green Transition in Central Asia

How the EU Can Contribute to the Green Transition in Central Asia

By Alouddin Komilov
By focusing its efforts on a few key sectors, the EU can strengthen Central Asia’s resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.

Digitalization: How the EU Can Transform Central Asia 

Digitalization: How the EU Can Transform Central Asia 

By Alouddin Komilov
The EU has the potential to contribute to the digital transformation of Central Asia by leveraging its comparative strengths.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

China-Europe Competition in Central Asia

China-Europe Competition in Central Asia

By Plamen Tonchev
Could Central Asia become a battlefield between China and the West?

Kazakhstan’s Druzhba Prospects: Central Asian Oil to Supply Europe?

Kazakhstan’s Druzhba Prospects: Central Asian Oil to Supply Europe?

By Mikhail Strokan
As the EU seeks to substitute Russian energy resources, Kazakhstan sees an opportunity.
EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?

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.

Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?

Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?

By Ana-Maria Anghelescu
Sadyr Japarov’s rise to power and a return to presidentialism demonstrate the limits of democracy promotion in Kyrgyzstan.

Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy

Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
What are Europe’s main interests in Central Asia and how does the EU plan to pursue them?

Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality

Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan wants to breathe life into regional cooperation with the help of the UN and EU.
The Disconnect Between the EU's Central Asia Strategy and Reality

The Disconnect Between the EU's Central Asia Strategy and Reality

By Catherine Putz
Europe's strategy in Central Asia focuses on bilateral relations and reforms, but reality demonstrates the limits of these aims.

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