Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category

Railing Central Asia Into The World Economy

Via The Geopolitics, commentary on the potential that railway linkages offer Central Asia: If there is one key to unlocking the doors of any economy, it is certainly a railway. Since its invention and construction between Manchester and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, railways have dramatically boosted trade, which is why they also played high […]

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Central Asia’s Economic Prospects in 2023

Via The Diplomat, a look at Central Asia’s economic prospects in the year ahead: The World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report warns of a sharp downturn, with the clouds of a possible recession gathering amid high inflation and interest rates, sluggish investment, and the reverberations of the Russian war in Ukraine. According to the World Bank’s […]

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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: The Poorest Countries in Central Asia

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and how they are faring in the geopolitical void engulfing Central Asia at present: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are probably the most dependent on Russia of all the Central Asian states. Some 1.1 million migrant laborers from Kyrgyzstan and 1.6 million from Tajikistan worked abroad in 2021, most in Russia. According to […]

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EBRD: Central Asia Resilient In Face of Geopolitical Turmoil

Via Times of Central Asia, a look at Central Asia’s resilience during the challenge The economies of Central Asia are showing strong resilience to the geopolitical adversities caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reports in its latest Regional Economic Prospects on September 28. The EBRD is expecting […]

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India: Building On Its Historic Links With Central Asia

Via Eurasia Review, a report on India’s efforts to build out its historic links with Central Asia: Present-day Indian rulers, who are keen on establishing India’s presence in Central Asia, can draw inspiration from the daring and enterprising Indian traders of the medieval era, who were key participants in the trade along the Central Asian […]

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Why Xi Jinping Chose Central Asia for His First Post-COVID-19 Trip

Via Foreign Policy, a report on why Xi Jinping chose Central Asia for his first post-COVID-19 trip and how the region has long served as a testing ground for Beijing’s economic and foreign-policy ambitions: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision to make Central Asia the site of his first foreign visit since the coronavirus pandemic began is […]

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