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The impact of the global economic crisis on Central Asia and its implications for...

There is a profound connection between economics and politics. A stronger economy creates a basis for more ambitious political actions and programmes. At the opposite end, an economic downturn...

Central Asia’s growing partnership with China

Since the start of the 2000s, the China has become an increasingly important player on the Central Asian scene, which until then had been essentially divided between Russia and...

The EU and Central Asia: Commercialising the Energy Relationship

The commercial energy relationship between the EU and Central Asia will be structured around gas above other hydrocarbons and minerals. More specifically, it would entail the provision of medium-...

Central Asia and the Global Economic Crisis

Introduction(1) In 2007 the EU published a Strategy for a New Partnership with Central Asia. In its initial stages the EU focused on developing new forums for dialogue with the...

Business and Trade Relationships between the EU and Central Asia

The European Union is seeking to establish a place for itself in Central Asia in the face of a Chinese presence that is growing exponentially and a Russian influence...

The Energy Problematique in EU-Central Asia relations

In discussing the opportunities for importing Central Asian energy opinion and policymakers can be divided in two groups. Those that are gloomy and sceptic on the prospects of Central...

Energy Emergency in Kyrgyzstan: Causes and Consequences

Relations between Central Asia and the post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe have largely been developed in the shadow of Russia. Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine have established ties through integration...

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...