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Kazakhstan ups 2017 oil output forecast

Kazakhstan ups 2017 oil output forecast

Kazakhstan revised up oil output forecast for 2017 to 81 million tons, National Economy Minister Timur Suleimenov said at a meeting on outcomes of 2016 and priorities for 2017, the Economy Ministry said on Feb. 23. Earlier, Kazakhstan forecast the 2017 oil output at 79.5 million tons. In 2016, Kazakhstan’s oil and gas condensate production […]

Korea Journalist Awards

Korea Journalist Awards

On February 23, members of the Journalist Association of Korea (JAK) gathered in celebration of the annual Korea Journalist Awards. Founded in 1967, JAK is Korea’s most established network of journalists with the purpose of protecting the nation’s democracy and rights to a free press. This year, a sizeable number were in attendance due to […]

Restart of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations started on the stage of theatres

Restart of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations started on the stage of theatres

Artists of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh state Uzbek-language academic musical drama theater named after Muhammad Bobur staged plays in Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions of Uzbekistan. The theater was invited to Uzbekistan during the visit of the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Prime Minister Adham Ikramov to Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. The visit was the first for last […]

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

On 17-18 November 2016 Turkish President Recep Erdogan visited Uzbekistan. This visit took place soon after the death of the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on September 2nd, 2016. For a long time, Uzbek-Turkish relations have been a stumbling block in the advancement of Turkey’s overall policy towards a certain Central Asian region. This […]

Japan’s military exports to ASEAN hint at new proactive strategy

Japan’s military exports to ASEAN hint at new proactive strategy

Japan’s offer to give used military trucks to ASEAN countries indicates its plan to expand arms exports past the levels that have been in place for nearly 70 years, Chinese experts warned. This could lead to unpredictable turbulence and regional animosity. Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review reported on Feb. 19 that the country may donate […]

Toward a new equilibrium in Kyrgyz-Russian relations

Toward a new equilibrium in Kyrgyz-Russian relations

“Touring Central Asia…” is what has been named of President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled trip to the capitals of Central Asia. He will visit Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and perhaps, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Moscow has close political and economic ties with each of these four republics. But of course, there are still unresolved issues. Experts say that […]

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Implementation gradual reduction of production raw cotton from 3 million 350 thousand tons to 3 million tons in Uzbekistan is freeing up about 170,500 hectares of irrigated land, which is leading to the result that fruit and vegetables are being sown and planted on unleashed cotton fields. The same agricultural modernization can be seen in […]

Taeyeon’s first ever album release on the February 28 !

Taeyeon’s first ever album release on the February 28 !

Taeyeon has recently confirmed her first full solo release on the 28th of February! The SNSD member has completed her full album, which will be released on the 28th. The singer’s album contains a variety of musical genres, which her fans will definitely appreciate the versatility that she will bring out with her new According […]

The aftermath of Lee Jae-yong’s arrest

The aftermath of Lee Jae-yong’s arrest

Lee Jae-yong, vice president of Samsung Electronics and heir of the first South Korean conglomerate, was arrested in connection with the corruption scandal that threatens to topple the country’s suspended president, Park Geun-hye. The sequence of events is related to the scandal of corruption and other crimes involving the president Park Geun-hye and her confidant […]

Embracing Cultural Approaches to the Integration of Central Asia

Embracing Cultural Approaches to the Integration of Central Asia

Many things have been said by local and foreign experts about the importance or necessity of integration in Central Asia. One should underline several factors could be used in national or inter-regional politics, aimed at new rapprochement in the region. First, we would like to point out common cultural and humanitarian values, and historic heritage […]

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