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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 […]

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 […]

Observing Human Rights in the Middle East

Observing Human Rights in the Middle East

Tony Lee – The AsiaN Correspondent It becomes evident when traveling in war zones and isolated areas that the most vulnerable in such places are women and young children. In January, on a train bound from Mashhad, Iran, to Tabriz, I met a woman who looked to be in her 30s. Her name was Amir […]

Putin ratifies Turkish Stream deal

Putin ratifies Turkish Stream deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified deal with Turkey on Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project on Tuesday, Daily Sabah reports. The upper house of Russian Parliament, the Federation Council of Russia, previously approved the bill on ratification of TurkStream gas pipeline project on Feb. 01, whereas it was approved by the lower house State Duma […]

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

This year, The AsiaN’s Magazine N embarks on the New Year with the phrase, “New Asia, New Dynamics” and truly, it is the start of a whole new platform upon which Magazine N aspires to convey the ideas of reporters and columnists around Asia. Not only has there been shifts in the format of the […]

Magazine N, February 2017

Magazine N, February 2017

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Until recent years, a special religious force, known with a long phrase entitled “The Authority to Call for Good Deeds, and Ask for not Doing Sins,” used to be seen in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s streets chasing women not wearing veils and punishing men who refused to close their shops to enroll themselves in […]

Significant Relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran

Significant Relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran

Iran and Kyrgyzstan have embarked on what international experts are calling a “new era” of bilateral relations. September 2015 marked the beginning of a strong friendship between the two nations when President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan paid the Islamic Republic of Iran an official visit. Experts add that this visit was of great significance for […]

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

The Caspian Basin has a great importance to be a home not only offshore hydro-carbon and gas researches but also conflict and proxy-military/diplomacy clashes. Caspian Basin and also Turkestan region, which cover whole territories from Chinese border through the Uzbek steps, were under control of Russian Imperial goals and continued after the Bolshevik governance until […]

Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Egyptian writer Ibrahim Farghali won the Sawiris Cultural Award for best novel in the branch of Established Writers on his latest work “Maabad Anamel Al-Harir” (Temple of Silk Fingertips), published by Difaf and Al-Ikhtilaf. Farghali received the award in a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House a few days ago, in the presence of […]

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