Facing the Challenges of Separatism: The EU, Central Asia and the Uyghur Issue

Introduction During 2008, the move to grant Kosovo independence, the Russo-Georgian war and the revival of tensions in Xinjiang and Tibet moved the question of separatism once again to the...

Kazakhstan and the South Caucasus corridor in the wake of the Georgia-Russia War

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline links Azerbaijan and Georgia to European energy markets, establishing the basis for their geopolitical reorientation of recent years. These two countries also created the...

The ‘Food-Energy-Water’ Nexus in Central Asia: Regional Implications of and the International Response to...

Most of the spotlight on Central Asia continues to be on its potential role in guaranteeing Europe’s energy security by helping to diversify its energy supplies. This legitimate although...

The EU Strategy for Central Asia @ One Year

On the 20th of July 2007, the Council of the European Union adopted “The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership”. The Strategy signalled the EU’s ambition...