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Eurasianet

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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

  • Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Set To Rekindle Energy Ties

    Published 12 November 2017 | viewed 3,629 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…

  • Controversial Azeri Pipeline Receives $500M Funding

    Published 21 October 2017 | viewed 7,698 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 8,883 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 6,482 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 7,935 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 11,362 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…

  • Kyrgyzstan Unveils Revamped Transnational Gas Pipeline

    Published 02 September 2017 | viewed 4,796 times

    In a ceremony in Bishkek, top government officials in Kyrgyzstan and the head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, this week oversaw the launch…

  • Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan Aim To Solidify Energy Partnership

    Published 12 August 2017 | viewed 4,897 times

    Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have declared themselves strategic partners as the two sides try to cooperate on shipping energy to Europe while still in conflict over…

  • Did Kyrgyzstan Get Sold A Hydropower Pup?

    Published 22 July 2017 | viewed 5,091 times

    Barely a week passed after Kyrgyzstan triumphantly declared it had struck a deal with an international company willing to take up one of its ambitious…

  • Kyrgyzstan Seeks Funding For Ambitious Hydropower Project

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 4,117 times

    Kyrgyzstan has signed a deal with a Czech company specializing in renewable energy to take over a hydropower project that the government sees as key…

  • Kazakhstan Bows Out Of OPEC Deal

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 17,704 times

    Kazakhstan is, as expected, bracing to drift away from its role in the OPEC oil production cap in the coming two months. Energy Minister Kanat…

  • The Future Of Central Asia’s Unified Power Grid

    Published 01 July 2017 | viewed 4,790 times

    Brutal winter weather in the late 2000s delivered a knockout blow to Central Asia’s unified power grid. Now, almost a decade later, tentative efforts are…

  • Kazakhstan Boosts Production Despite OPEC Pledge

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 7,703 times

    Kazakhstan’s energy officials are continuing to officially confirm to the public what is already widely known by now — that they have no intention to…

  • Uzbekistan To Increase Its Refining Capacity By 50%

    Published 27 May 2017 | viewed 5,697 times

    Uzbekistan revealed in late April that it had begun building a new $2.2 billion oil refinery that would produce fuel for sale domestically and abroad.…

  • Azerbaijan Could Emerge As A Natural Gas Power Powerhouse

    Published 06 May 2017 | viewed 8,869 times

    Back in 1994, when the so-called “Contract of the Century” was signed, forming an international partnership to develop the giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oil field, lots…

  • Uzbekistan, Gazprom Settle On 5 Year, $2.5B Gas Deal

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 6,601 times

    The deal struck at the start of April has been cast as historic for how long it runs before expiring — long enough to ensure…

  • Georgia Is Giving Up On Gazprom

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 11,012 times

    In the latest episode in one of the region’s longest-running geopolitical soap operas, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze on April 12 announced that, as of this month,…

  • What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

    Published 29 March 2017 | viewed 27,930 times

    Western media may not be paying much attention to Ukraine now, but this does not mean that the conflict there has been frozen, much less…

  • Yet Another Delay For The Asia-China Gas Pipeline

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 5,162 times

    The ill-fated fourth strand of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline has again been put on hold amid apparent sagging demand for the fuel from Beijing,…

  • Italian Olive Groves vs Multi-Billion Dollar Pipeline

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 7,729 times

    The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is a key element of Azerbaijan’s efforts to export its greatest source of wealth, its Caspian Sea natural gas deposits, to European…

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