Central Asia

Locusts - a new trouble for Central Asia

More than 2.5 million residents of Central Asia may be below the poverty line, according to experts from the World Bank (WB), whose concern is the issue of food security. In addition to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, locusts are …

Uzbekistan pledges huge investments in troubled exclave

The government in Uzbekistan has pledged dozens of millions of dollars in investments in an exclave rocked by unrest this week, but simultaneously appointed a top policeman as head of the district, signaling concern over potential for more …

US tries to get foothold in Central Asia

Oil, trade, security and Afghanistan are topics that were discussed during the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as at the C5 + 1 ministerial meeting in Tashkent. The meeting ended with the …