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Eurasianet

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Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Eurasianet

EurasiaNet.org provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.

Latest articles from Eurasianet

  • What Is Behind Tajikistan’s Skyrocketing Fuel Prices?

    Published 21 July 2018 | viewed 6,682 times

    One of the most popular means to get around Tajikistan’s capital is the “three-somoni taxi,” named for the set price of the fare. No more.…

  • Uzbekistan, Russia Announce Joint Nuclear Facility

    Published 14 July 2018 | viewed 8,643 times

    Uzbekistan has said it has reached an agreement with Russia to jointly build a nuclear power plant, a development it says will help it economize…

  • Azerbaijan’s Pipeline Conundrum

    Published 16 June 2018 | viewed 9,444 times

    Upwards of a thousand dignitaries – including the presidents of Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Serbia – assembled June 12 at a barren site outside…

  • Iran Looks To Boost Energy Relations With Turkmenistan

    Published 31 March 2018 | viewed 5,562 times

    Turkmenistan is exploring options on natural gas swap deals with Iran to export its fuel to markets further afield, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reportedly said…

  • Uzbekistan Looks To Export Electricity To Afghanistan

    Published 26 March 2018 | viewed 5,014 times

    Senior officials with Uzbekistan’s state-run power company have said work has begun on building power cables to Afghanistan that will enable them to increase exports…

  • Azerbaijan-Europe Gas Pipeline Gets $1B In Funding

    Published 24 March 2018 | viewed 11,435 times

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved 932 million Euros ($1.15 billion) in loans for the Trans Anatolian gas Pipeline (TANAP) being constructed across Turkey…

  • Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region

    Published 10 March 2018 | viewed 8,089 times

    In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced during a seminal visit to Tajikistan on March 9 that he intends to…

  • Turkmenistan Looks To Boost Electricity Exports

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 11,774 times

    With all the fanfare that accompanied the recent start to work on the Afghanistan section of TAPI – the pipeline that Turkmenistan hopes will one day pump…

  • Uzbekistan Races To Boost Energy Production

    Published 11 February 2018 | viewed 8,241 times

    Since the soil beneath Uzbekistan is brimming with oil and gas riches, the president asked indignantly at a recent government meeting, why are the people…

  • Ambitious TAPI Pipeline Grows Closer To Completion

    Published 10 February 2018 | viewed 9,672 times

    It is the natural gas pipeline project that many have long said could never happen. But the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, or TAPI for short, is taking…

  • Work Resumes On Troubled Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 7,775 times

    Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed…

  • Tajikistan’s Newest Hydropower Project

    Published 03 February 2018 | viewed 7,720 times

    The first turbines at Tajikistan’s Roghun hydropower plant are set to go into operation on November 16 — a date chosen to coincide with a…

  • Russia Takes Action To Clean Up Soviet Era Nuclear Waste

    Published 02 December 2017 | viewed 10,935 times

    Confronting one of the most hazardous environmental legacies of the Soviet era, Russian authorities are taking steps to clean up a decades-old problem posed by…

  • Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Set To Rekindle Energy Ties

    Published 12 November 2017 | viewed 8,532 times

    In the latest heartening indication of improving energy cooperation in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is pledging to reintegrate its electricity grid with that of Tajikistan. Efforts…

  • Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Strengthen Energy Relations

    Published 08 November 2017 | viewed 3,382 times

    A source at a state-run natural gas company in Tajikistan has told media that they are finalizing negotiations to resume the import of gas from…

  • Controversial Azeri Pipeline Receives $500M Funding

    Published 21 October 2017 | viewed 10,116 times

    The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s board on October 18 approved $500 million in funding for the Azerbaijan-led TANAP pipeline, which will facilitate the…

  • With A World Awash In Oil, Kazakhstan Faces Fuel Crisis

    Published 14 October 2017 | viewed 10,744 times

    Kazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage that has enveloped the entire country, including the capital, Astana, and the southern…

  • The Mysterious Company Behind Kyrgyzstan's Hydro Disaster

    Published 19 September 2017 | viewed 12,677 times

    It is back to square one for Kyrgyzstan, as the Central Asian state strives to build a giant hydropower plant. Representatives of a little-known entity…

  • BP And Azerbaijan Lock In Caspian Sea Oil Deal

    Published 16 September 2017 | viewed 11,400 times

    The government of Azerbaijan signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) with the consortium operating the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oil field in the Caspian. The new deal gives Baku…

  • Iran To Become Essential Hub In China’s Belt And Road Initiative

    Published 09 September 2017 | viewed 13,661 times

    China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport…

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