Vladimir Fedorenko

Turkey As Viewed From Central Asia

Turkey As Viewed From Central Asia

Diplomatic relationships and partnerships between Turkey and the countries in Central Asia started after the republics gained independence in 1991. The Central Asian republics, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, share many common trends and developments along with distinctive political, economic and social characteristics that affect the development of relationships with Turkey. While the […]

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Eurasian Integration: Effects on Central Asia

Eurasian Integration: Effects on Central Asia

Rapidly growing Eurasian integration has become one of the most interesting developments in the post-Soviet region due to its economic and geopolitical dimensions. A Russian-led Eurasian integration process, which has included Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan so far, aims to establish a mechanism of intergovernmental cooperation focusing predominantly on economic partnership. With the establishment of […]

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INTERVIEW: Tajik American community and other Central Asian diasporas in the United States

INTERVIEW: Tajik American community and other Central Asian diasporas in the United States

This interview was originally published at Central Asian Analytical Network on July 2, 2015.    Владимир Федоренко: об американских таджиках, помощи соотечественникам и других диаспорах Центральной Азии в США By Абдулфаттох Шафиев On Июль 2, 2015 Все большее число жителей Центральной Азии, в том числе Таджикистана, переезжают на постоянное место жительства в Соединенные Штаты. В […]

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Timeline of Central Asia (1918-2014)

Timeline of Central Asia (1918-2014)

The Timeline of Central Asia aims to serve as a chronological guide offering information regarding essential developments in the Central Asian region. Within the framework of this study, the Central Asian region is defined as the following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Each of the five Central Asian republics has its own distinctive […]

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The Russian Gambit

The Russian Gambit

On Dec. 1 Ankara welcomed Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin for a one-day visit that occupied the headlines of many international media outlets due to post-meeting statements, such as announcing the termination of the South Stream project. What is the significance of this visit and how is it going to affect the future of Russian […]

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Prospects for Water Cooperation in Central Asia

Prospects for Water Cooperation in Central Asia

  Rivers flowing in the Amu Darya and Syr Darya basins throughout the entire Central Asian territory divide the region into upstream (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and downstream (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) countries, creating a set of economic and political challenges that force these riparian countries to interact. Accordingly, Vladimir Fedorenko argues in this paper, transboundary […]

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The New Silk Road Initiatives in Central Asia

The New Silk Road Initiatives in Central Asia

This paper by Vladimir Fedorenko analyzes various intergovernmental initiatives in Central Asia. With the announcement of the “New Silk Road” strategy, the United States drew global attention to the various ongoing initiatives aiming to promote trade, economic cooperation and development in Central Asia and in other countries located on the path of the ancient Silk Road.  […]

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Central Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nationalism

Central Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nationalism

Recently there was a wave of celebration of the 20th anniversary of independence in all Central Asian states, yet their nation building process is not complete and the perception of the national identity is still distorted. By its nature national identity should bring people together and unite them around common values and goals, in Central Asian […]

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