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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 […]

Economic Cooperation between Central Asia and the European Union

Countries of Central Asia consider cooperation with the European Union (EU-27) as one of the most important strategic directions. They intend to intensify trade with the EU countries and attract investments. The EU remains important due to different factors, including the market size, income level, standards, competition, and trade rules. […]

Turkey as the Most Important Non-EU Partner of Moldova

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affair Mevlut Cavusoglu has recently been on a working visit to Moldova where he met with the Moldovan President Maia Sandu to mainly discuss issues of bilateral economic cooperation, trade, and investments [, 2021]. The sides keenly agreed to increase the amount of bilateral trade […]

The Future Work Is a Hybrid Model

Traditional working models have gone through a series of changes where new working models are increasingly taking part in our lives. The majority of the working model was offline and working in the offices has gone through a major modification during the COVID-19 pandemic era forcing many to work online […]

Afghanistan: A New Variable in Equation

The withdrawal of the United States (U.S.) from Afghanistan after 20 years has brought many unexpected circumstances for the region in general and to Afghanistan in particular. It is argued that withdrawal of the U.S. is quick and clumsy leading to chaos on a certain level in the country. The […]

Turkmenistan-Iran Energy Cooperation in the Context of Natural Gas Pipelines

Diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Iran started with Turkmenistan’s independence in 1991 and Iran was one of the first countries who recognized the sovereignty of Turkmenistan. From this date on, an intense relationship has started to be established between the two countries in the fields of energy, infrastructure and economy. […]