Recurring import bans by the Russian agricultural watchdog attest to a problem with Moscow’s idea of free trade.
Kyrgyz investigation, meanwhile, adds former Centerra Gold leading executives to wanted list.
“The world has entered a new era,” says Iranian president. “Hegemony and unilateralism are failing. The international balance is moving toward multilateralism and redistribution of power to the benefit of independent countries.”
High inflation continued amid a visible path to economic recovery.
The DNA was collected in western China’s police state, Xinjiang. Could the subjects have said no without fearing retribution?
Behind the scenes with an American negotiator who helped forge a radical new level of US engagement in Central Asia after 9/11.
Islamic Republic applied to join as far back as 2008 but sanctions have hindered its path. Move to obtain membership may still meet additional obstacles.
Most of the countries Eurasianet covers were involved in the airlift. Some even contributed troops during the 20-year war.
Canadian miner Centerra Gold claims evidence of irregular water flows down pit walls. Officials respond that an attempt is under way to undermine their reputation.
Emerging European economies were already facing heavy debt burdens before the pandemic. Now it’s worse. Several countries in Eurasia and Emerging Europe are struggling to pay off huge loans they took from China.
Police say their court-approved snooping was wholly justified.
The UNHCR has estimated half a million could attempt to flee Taliban rule by year-end, but Central Asia, Iran and Turkey will prove far from welcoming.
The future of plans for a gas pipeline, trade links to South Asian ports, power transmission lines and railways will remain up in the air until the direction of the new Afghan regime is clear.
Fresh wave of migrants from Afghanistan crossing Turkish border will, meanwhile, only add grist to the mill of Europe’s populists.
Canadian miner maintains seizure of mine illegal and unjustified, but Bishkek maintains there is a corruption case to investigate.
Satellite imagery shows seasonal rains “slowed to a trickle”, with time-lapse imaging showing “thick, dense fields in 2019 followed by sparse, patchy land in 2020”.
It’s bad news for plans to expand farming, but even worse for herders.