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Economics South and Central Asia

Tajikistan vulnerable due to remittance dependence

Tajikistan is possibly the most remittance-reliant country in the world, thanks in large part to the more than one million Tajiks who have migrated from the poorest nation in the

Security South and Central Asia

India’s Naxal guerrilla groups threaten regional stability

Guerrilla groups in India benefit from local anger over the lack of regional development, thus allowing militants to launch raids and spread instability. On May 25th, Naxals – rebels belonging

Finance South and Central Asia

Lack of regulation limits Afghan gem mining

The lack of clear industry rules is hampering the growth of Afghanistan’s mining sector. Blessed with mineral wealth, Kabul remains unable to utilize it. Afghanistan lacks the major gas and

Economics South and Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s Search for Trade Partners

Uzbekistan’s increasing diversity in trading partners points to a decline in traditional Central Asian economic reliance on Russia and indicates the possibility of increased interdependence between the countries of Central

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Central Asian pipelines inhibit prosperity

Pipelines density in Central Asia create concentrated economies thus allowing autocratic government greater control and longevity. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia experienced limited progress and relative

North America Politics South and Central Asia

Flourishing US-Russia economic ties over political rifts?

The U.S and Russia are pursuing economic ties as Moscow finally joins the WTO and political rifts are put aside. Last year, following eighteen years of harsh negotiations, Russia finally

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Rogun Dam promises energy security for Central Asia

In 1976 the Soviet Union began construction of a major hydroelectric project in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. The Rogun Dam was to be a major feat of engineering which

Economics South and Central Asia

Withering roses? Georgia’s hopes and flaws

While Georgia’s economy develops, and the country receives international accolades, systemic problems remain and deserve greater attention. While many European countries struggle to rebuild and reform their failing economies, Georgia

Economics South and Central Asia

Limits to Mongolia’s ‘Promising’ Investment Law

As Mongolia witnesses rapid economic growth. it remains to be seen whether recent investment laws will be able to adequately welcome foreign investment. Sitting on a vast amount of mineral