Tajikistan

World Bank agrees Afghanistan CASA-1000 power project restart amid neighbouring nations’ “stranded asset” fears

bne IntelliNews February 25, 2024

Attempts to attract private financing get nowhere. International financing institution says work resumption will be “ring-fenced” to safeguard construction payments and future revenue.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

PANNIER: There’s 21st century "gold" in them thar Central Asian hills

Bruce Pannier February 22, 2024

Poor nations Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan hoping for a critical raw materials bonanza.

ECA50 releases its debut regional frontier equity index of the 50 largest publicly traded companies

ECA50 February 20, 2024

ECA50 Plc developed its debut regional equity index of the 50 largest public companies in the frontier Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

Tajikistan: Rogun dam budget spiral to make authorities sweat

Eurasianet February 20, 2024

Environmentalists are urging financial institutions to demand more assessments before giving any more money.

Perspectives | Clock is ticking as Central Asia confronts water calamity

Sanat Kushkumbayev for Eurasianet February 19, 2024

Stakeholders need to collaborate, tackle waste and address the elephant in the room: Afghanistan.

PANNIER: Response to Bishkek thermal power plant explosion lifts lid on Central Asia relations

Bruce Pannier February 6, 2024

And what’s seen is quite encouraging.

The EU joins the global transport competition, proposes a Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor

Ben Aris in Berlin February 6, 2024

The global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, rising tensions between China and the West and the increasingly fractured world has forced the global economy to remake its major transport routes. Now the EU is getting in on the game.

Is Tajikistan’s succession saga any closer to the end?

Eurasianet February 5, 2024

Rustam Emomali is increasingly the face of his country on the international stage.

Corruption Perception Index “paints troubling picture” of Central Asia

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Though Uzbekistan is hailed as a “significant improver”, Transparency International says region as a whole struggling with “dysfunctional rule of law, rising authoritarianism and systemic corruption”.

Report urges US to step up push for big share of Central Asia’s rare earths prize

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2024

Americans should make their move before China looks to corner sector, experts say. The soft heavy metals are important to the green energy revolution and some latest weapons systems.

Watchdog group pushes for fresh impact study on Tajikistan megaproject

Eurasianet January 25, 2024

Existing study for Rogun Dam’s impact is outdated.

OUTLOOK 2024 Small Stans

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2024

A third year beckons in which, with Russia distracted by its war in Ukraine, the other major powers will compete to build up influence and economic opportunities in Central Asia.

PANNIER: Rising prominence of Tajiks in terrorist attacks abroad may reflect loss of hope back home

Bruce Pannier January 12, 2024

Just as many Uzbeks were drawn to extremism during dark days of Karimov, growing numbers of Tajik nationals fed up with Rahmon regime are joining Islamic terror groups.

China building up electric auto infrastructure in Central Asia

Eurasianet January 5, 2024

An update on infrastructure development and investment in Central Asia.

PANNIER: “New Russian empire” remarks draw blunt response from Uzbekistan

Bruce Pannier January 2, 2024

For Central Asia, tough retorts from Tashkent to Russian nationalists are something new. Kremlin argues comments do not reflect Moscow’s position, but has done little to stop talk of “annexations”.

The retreat of glaciers in the 21st century

Tristan Gaudiaut for Statista January 2, 2024

A recent UNESCO study on protected glaciers around the world highlights the particularly severe impact of climate change on the Arctic region, where glacier and ice cap melting is generally faster than in the Antarctic.

PANNIER: Central Asia’s population is growing, but its water resources are rapidly shrinking

Bruce Pannier December 8, 2023

The data can no longer be ignored. Demand and supply no longer add up. Severity of situation needs treating with some urgency.

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