Central Asia

Vaccinations Progress Slowly in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is a regional leader on vaccinations, but that’s not saying terribly much as vaccine rollouts across Asia have proceeded at slow paces relative to Western countries. Meanwhile, as The Diplomat …

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

Shortly after declaring that the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border issues were resolved “100 percent,” the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security Kamchybek Tashiev changed his tune, underscoring the deep difficulties …

Azerbaijan may become link between Turkey and China

Ankara appears to be reconsidering its previous feeble attempts at staking a place on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Eurasainet writes.  In 2015, Turkey proposed itself as the starting point for a "Middle Corridor" – stretching through the Caucasus and Central Asia – on the BRI, calling it the fastest route between China and Europe. Turkey worked with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to facilitate trans-Caspian Sea routes and opened the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway across the Caucasus in 2017

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 …