Eurasia / Features

Dismantling Karimov’s legacy in Uzbekistan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty August 1, 2017

Uzbekistan’s new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has announced plans to scrap foreign exchange restrictions that have stifled trade and investment since the 1990s.

Donald spoils the big Iranian investment party. Sad!

Will Conroy in Prague July 31, 2017

America’s president has one hand on the throat of the nuclear deal with Iran, even though the EU, Russia and China see no valid reason to throttle it.

CHINA RISING: Beijing's insatiable appetite transforms Central Asian oil and gas flows

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.

CHINA RISING: AIIB seeks to tackle Asia’s $1.7trn infrastructure gap

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2017

Asia's rapidly growing population and fast economic growth rates mean there is a pressing need to step up investment into infrastructure.

Small East European nations in vanguard of cyber-defence

Will Conroy in Prague, Vadim Dumesh in Paris, Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw, Carmen Valache in Lund July 10, 2017

Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.