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Emigrant Moldova and the Changing Concept of Migration

One of the biggest challenges that Moldova has been facing over the last several years is the decline of the population. The latest reliable data on the population of Moldova corresponds to January 2021, according to which the resident population of Moldova was 2,597,107 people. This is 1.8% less than […]

Global Citizens Attraction Factors

Countries can be compared based on thousands of criteria, and different results can be achieved each time. In the end, any comparison is just an issue of metrics and their relative weights. Regarding such assessments, one criterion lies relatively on the surface, and it can help develop a rough understanding […]

Old Europe, New Europe and the Associated Trio

In some literature and discussion, one can see Europe divided into “Old Europe” and “New Europe”. It is believed that the distinction between the two Europes was first made in a public speech by then U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in January 2003 [, 2003] to make a distinction […]

Economic Cooperation between Central Asia and China

Central Asia is one of the most important regions for China in terms of economics, politics, and security. China’s role in the region is permanently increasing. It remains a key trade partner for all Central Asian countries. Moreover, China provides the region with substantial investments, primarily in the energy sector. […]

“Second Life” for Nuclear: What Eurasian State Should Remember?

Despite a rise in anti-nuclear opposition following an accident in a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the 2010s, recent years have seen the shift towards a reconsideration of the role of nuclear power plants (NPP) in reaching a net-zero future [World Nuclear Association, 2021]. The argument that nuclear power […]

Labor Migration and Emerging Migrant Diplomacy in Central Asia

Labor migration is one of the most sensitive issues for the governments of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The three Central Asian republics were the ones that have had the largest population growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union. For instance, over the three decades since 1990, Kyrgyzstan’s population has […]

Recent Developments in the Global Supply Chains

Development of the global supply chains gained importance following the pandemic-related disruptions, which caused negative consequences such as inflation. Economists and policy experts are debating about the future of the global supply chains as policy responses from advanced and developing economies were different. Therefore, this commentary aims to review recent […]

Post-Pandemic India-Central Asia Dialogue

On December 19, 2021, the first time after the COVID-19 breakout, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of India and Central Asian states met in New Delhi for the third meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue. The dialogue meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Dr S. Jaishankar. […]

Turkmenistan-Russia Energy Cooperation in the Context of Natural Gas Trading

In 2003, during the visit of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov to Moscow, two key agreements were signed, focused on cooperation in the energy sector and interaction in the field of security [, 2003]. The priority area of cooperation between the two states has always been the oil and […]

Foreign Direct Investments in the Era of Pandemic: Perspectives for the Eurasian Region

Despite the fact that the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak during 2002-2004 caused by the first known zoonotic coronavirus affected a relatively small number of people and countries, its negative impact on the financial flows, particularly Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), was well noticed by financial analysts, although the final […]