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Spotlight on Turkmenistan
This publication shines a spotlight on Turkmenistan, a country in the middle of a sustained economic crisis that has seen hyper-inflation in the lives of ordinary people and widespread food shortages, all despite its vast gas reserves. This economic crisis has in turn led to the regime’s repression of its people becoming ever tighter and its personality cult becoming ever more grandiose.
July 12, 2019 Foreign Policy Centre
Adam Hug (ed.)

New CADGAT Data Reviews on Renewable Energy and BRI Projects in Central Asia
The Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT) published 12 new data reviews in 2019. The first four data reviews cover the topic of renewable energy in Central Asia and include thematic reports on renewable energy policies, solar, wind and hydropower potential in each Central Asian country. The other eight data reviews present a detailed overview of 261 China’s BRI and bilateral projects in Central Asia covering such areas as rail and road connectivity, energy connectivity, mineral and petroleum exploration, industry, finance and IT, agriculture and food and people-to-people projects. Two databases on renewable energy and China’s projects in Central Asia were also presented and published in a unified format.

CADGAT was established by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the OSCE Academy in 2009. The purpose of CADGAT is to produce new cross-regional data on Central Asia that can be freely used by researchers, journalists, NGOs and government employees inside and outside the region.

May 2019CADGAT

Perspectives | In Tajikistan, the EU must mind the GAP
Donors pushing for Tajikistan to shift from subsistence farming to commercial production are not going to relieve rural poverty.
June 2019EurasiaNet
Irna Hofman

Connecting the dots
Challenges to EU connectivity in Central Asia

This Brief looks into connectivity-related challenges and how they relate to the EU’s new Central Asia Strategy and its vision of connectivity. It examines the legacy of Soviet connectivity, the significance of regional informal networks, as well as the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Russia’s Great Eurasian Partnership.
June, 2019 Institute for Security Studies
Sinikkuka Saari

In the Spotlight

New Strategy – similar challenges: EU-Central Asia security cooperation

On 5 June EUCAM, the European Neighbourhood Council and the Egmont Institute organised in Brussels the roundtable New Strategy – similar challenges: EU-Central Asia...

Meetings in the Netherlands and Belgium

EUCAM research fellow Khurshid Zafari and EUCAM coordinator Jos Boonstra visited Baarle-Nassau (The Netherlands) and Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) to have meetings with representatives of both...

Study visit to The Hague

On 2 May, EUCAM fellows visited The Hague and had an opportunity to talk with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...