International Year of Water Cooperation to be inaugurated at UNESCO Headquarters on Feb 11

An opening ceremony of the International Year of Water Cooperation will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on February 11, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. READ MORE

The Process Move Forward

By Alina Kantor

It seems that Switzerland seriously has decided to improve its international image by dealing with oligarchs with dark past, claiming to live in comfortable cantons. The Khrapunovs clan is one of the families, trapped under close focus of Geneva prosecutors.  READ MORE

Major events in Caspian countries' oil and gas industry for week

Azerbaijani State Oil Fund budget approved for 2013 READ MORE

Energy for the future


Energy shortages in the world makes the leading powers seek new ways to solve this problem. While in the field of sports leaders are determined during the Olympic Games, in the sphere of innovations development such a venue is International Specialized Exhibition EXPO. In 2017, it will be held in Kazakhstan. The main theme of the site designated as the "Energy for the future". We emphasize that showcase of the best mankind achievements in the development of green energy will be held in a country whose economy has been historically kept at the edge of the angle. Perhaps this will be the main "zest" of the upcoming event. READ MORE

What Direction for Legal Reform under Xi Jinping


By Carl Minzner

Hopes for reform in China have risen in recent weeks. Xi Jinping’s decision to make Shenzhen the site of his first formal inspection tour as party general secretary spurred predictions that he will seek to assume Deng Xiaoping’s mantle as an economic reformer (“Xi Jinping’s ‘Southern Tour’ Reignites Promises of Reform,” China Brief, December 14, 2012). Similarly, Xi’s speech regarding China’s need for the rule of law—given on the 30th anniversary of the 1982 constitution—gave rise to press speculation that he may pursue legal and political reform (South China Morning Post, December 13, 2012; AFP, December 4, 2012).  READ MORE

European Themis Is After Oligarchs from Central Asia

In Europe investigations have been started in relation to several current and former oligarchs from the countries of Central Asia. Gulnara Karimova, Maksim Bakiyev and Rakhat Aliyev are suspected to have broken the law. READ MORE


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Tashkent with Washington and Moscow discuss collaboration

Further development of an Uzbek-American dialogue covering the progress in implementing bilateral agreements in various fields were recently discussed by the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan George Krol and Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry reported on Friday.  READ MORE

Energy is on the focus

By Cholpon Sulaimanova

Energy in Kyrgyzstan: development policy READ MORE

Edgards Rinkevics: Latvia contributes to the EU-Central Asia dialogue

Exclusive interview Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia READ MORE