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Trials and Tribulations of Central Asia Integration
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Trials and Tribulations of Central Asia Integration
December 6, 2019

Essentially, Central Asia should think eastwards – in an SCO/ASEAN symbiosis, keeping in mind the role Singapore developed for itself as a global hub.

Iran’s ‘Only Crime Is We Decided Not to Fold’
November 20, 2019

Iran’s only crime, Zarif said, “is that we decided to be our own boss. And that crime – we are proud of it. And we will continue to be.

Iran’s ‘Only Crime Is We Decided Not to Fold’
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In Astana, a Demonstration of Leadership Is Needed – But Whose?
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In Astana, a Demonstration of Leadership Is Needed – But Whose?
January 19, 2017

One of the most commonly heard buzzwords heard around Washington is «American leadership». America must lead, we are told, or nothing good can happen. No matter what the issue or relevant locale, no matter how far from American shores or insignificant the impact on Americans’ safety or prosperity, the whole world waits with bated breath for the wizards of Washington to «lead».

Russia Questions Peaceful Nature of US Biological Research
September 3, 2016

On September 1, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke in front of the students of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), an academic institution run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Dubbed the «Harvard of Russia» by Henry Kissinger, it is widely considered the most elite university in the country, which educates Russia's political, economic, and intellectual elite…

Russia Questions Peaceful Nature of US Biological Research
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Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar
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Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar
August 23, 2015

Last week, in the global currency war’s latest escalation, Kazakhstan instituted a free float for the tenge. The currency immediately plunged by some 25%. 

Eurasian Economic Union Came into Force
January 5, 2015

As the new year started, the Eurasian Economic Union (the EEU) signed on May 29, 2014 came into force to include Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kirgizia. The EEU boasts the population of 183 million (the seventh largest in the world) and covers over 20 million square kilometers (15% of the earth’s land). The organization is the largest world gas (22% of global output) and oil (14, 6% of global output) producer, the second largest producer of mineral fertilizers (14% of world output), the third largest energy (9% of global output) producer and the fourth largest producer of steel (6% of global production) and coal (6% of global output)… (1) But what really matters is that the Eurasian Union is «a model of a powerful, supranational association capable of becoming one of the poles of the modern world… to play an effective bridge role between Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific region»…

Eurasian Economic Union Came into Force
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Kazakhstan Biological Laboratory: What Does Pentagon Need it For?
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Kazakhstan Biological Laboratory: What Does Pentagon Need it For?
January 9, 2014

The US Department of Defense (DOD) is building an extremely expensive dual purpose biological laboratory in Kazakhstan. These kinds of facilities are built by the Pentagon along the Russian border creating a potential threat for the Russian Federation and the states of Central Asia… The program is overseen by Richard Lugar, the Senator who is known to have close ties to military establishment. He had dealt with dismantling former Soviet nuclear facilities in Kazakhstan and other states of CIS switching later to tackling the issue of biological weapons, in particular in Ukraine and Georgia (the latter had no biological weapons in the times of the Soviet Union, but the laboratory named after Richard Lugar has been built there in our days)…

Eurasian Economic Integration in 2013: Results and Prospects
December 30, 2013

A meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council took place in Moscow on December 24 with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. After the meeting of the heads of states which make up the integration nucleus, the counterparts from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Ukrainian Prime Minister Azarov, who was there as an observer, joined the talks… The signing of the Eurasian Economic Union treaty is slated for May 2014 to launch the project in January 2015. The creation of a powerful industrial and financial base will allow to compete and make the Union one of world economy leaders. The achievement of this strategic objective is the main mission of the Eurasian Economic Space for the coming future…

Eurasian Economic Integration in 2013: Results and Prospects
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