Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

China Springs BRI Surprise On U.S.

Via Indian Punchline, commentary on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project: The report of the death of China’s Belt and Road Initiative [BRI] was an exaggeration, after all. Within days of the US President Joe Biden’s acerbic remark during an interview last week with the Time magazine that the BRI has “become a nuisance graveyard initiative,” a trilateral […]

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Could Iran be a Gateway for Central Asia?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how connecting with Iran may be tempting for Central Asian countries like Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – but increased relations with Tehran may ultimately be counterproductive: The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project may finally get underway, according to Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov. At the 8th annual Trans-Caspian Forum, organized by the Caspian […]

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The New Reality of Energy Geopolitics in Eurasia

Via The Diplomat, a look at how – with the so-called gas union – Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are engaging in opportunistic cooperation and flirting with dangerous new dependencies. On November 28, 2022, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Moscow, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials. During their meeting, Russian media […]

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Privatization in Uzbekistan: Potential Far From Fulfilled

Via The Diplomat, a report that – while some progress has been made – foreign investors are starting to wonder if Uzbekistan’s privatization agenda will ever live up to its much-lauded potential: In early May, Uzbekistan’s capital played host to the Tashkent International Investment Forum. The third installment of the annual event, which cost an […]

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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Construction to Begin in October

Via The Diplomat, an article on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway for which construction is to begin in October, a railway that Kyrgyzstan hopes will make it “a transit country for the world”: Construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway will begin in October, according to Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov.  Speaking during a working trip to Osh on May […]

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Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia Boost Economic Ties with $18B in Projects

Via KUN News, a report on Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia plans to boost economic ties with $18 billion in projects in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and “green” energy sectors: Today, on May 2, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation led by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who is visiting Uzbekistan to […]

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