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A Chat in the Yurt

A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts...

EU-Central Asia co-operation: same venue, different tune

As a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the focus of Europe-Central Asia relations is likely to change. In weathering these changes, both regions will need to nurture their mechanisms...

Rethinking the EU’s ‘prosperity’ agenda in Central Asia

The EU wants to lay the ground for a more prosperous Central Asia. One potential emerging path for the EU in Central Asia would be to make use of China’s...

The EU’s ‘resilience’ agenda in Central Asia: too distant, too ambitious

The EU seeks to promote ‘resilience’ in Central Asia. The war in Ukraine should urge the EU to rethink its region-based approach to building resilience in Central Asia. Easier said...

Security matters – EUCAM Watch 25

Security matters In this issue, that was drafted before the violent protests in Kazakhstan, we discuss security in Central Asia. The topics under consideration – human security; Central Asian enclaves and;...

Between praise and persecution: Civil society in Kyrgyzstan

Introduction Kyrgyzstan’s civil society has been renowned in Central Asia and beyond for its influence and activism. But with the sudden rise of a new populist president, civil society’s freedom and...

Lockdown (dis)connect

Editorial Narrowing down the digital divide in Central Asian education and civil activism 2020 will go down in history as the ‘lockdown year’ amid the global covid-19 pandemic. Coincidentally, 2020 was also...

Seven pointers for the new EUSR for Central Asia

The position of European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for Central Asia is key for EU-Central Asia relations. The EU’s visibility in the region remains modest, and the EUSR plays...

Delivering aid ‘uphill’: Discussing development cooperation in the mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

The mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan present a set of specific development challenges and opportunities to inhabitants, local governments, and international donors alike. Often, there is a mismatch...

Central Asian views on Eurasia’s turbulent 2020 events

Editorial Covid-19 takes a backseat to war, protests, and power struggles While the world continued to struggle with Covid-19 and had their eyes set on the outcome of the US elections,...