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S. Korea, Central Asia to expand cooperation in ICT-based health care

S. Korea, Central Asia to expand cooperation in ICT-based health care

South Korea and three Central Asian countries agreed to expand health care areas based on information and communication technology (ICT) that will help further strengthen ties in the medical sector, the government said Tuesday. President Moon Jae-in’s latest visits and summit meetings with leaders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have made it easier for local […]

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Central Asia is not, and has never been, a United States foreign-policy priority. Neither will it displace the importance of other regions to Washington anytime soon. Moreover, numerous analysts discount it as a promising area for expanded attention. Indeed, they expect US and European presence and influence there to decline as Chinese and Asian influence […]

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 […]

“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 […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

Richard Giragosian – Director, Regional Studies Center (RSC) For many Americans, and especially for supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the victory of Donald Trump as the country’s next president was a serious surprise. For many others, and most notably for his vehemently loyal backers, the victory was a refreshing renewal of their hopes for […]

Kazakhstan’s trade with CAREC countries reaches $22 billion

Kazakhstan’s trade with CAREC countries reaches $22 billion

The volume of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and the countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) increased from 17.5 to 22 billion dollars from 2010 to 2015, Vice-Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Zhaksylykov has said today during I Forum of the analytical centers of Central Asia. “The volume of trade turnover […]

Remittances from Central Asian labor migrants sharply decrease

Remittances from Central Asian labor migrants sharply decrease

According to the Central Bank of Russia, in the first quarter of 2016 money remittances from Russia to CIS countries amounted to $914 million, which is almost twice as less than in the first quarter 2015 ($1.781 billion) and 3.7-fold less than in the same period in the pre-crisis year 2014 ($3.364 billion), The Times […]

Russian court jails an Armenian due to IS participation

Russian court jails an Armenian due to IS participation

The Russian court jailed an Armenian militant for joining to IS. Vazgen Zargarian, an Armenian resident of Kazakhstan, is sentenced by the North Caucasus Regional Military Court in Rostov-on-Don because of his attempts to join the IS in Syria. He was previously arrested in 2015 while he was trying to go Syria, RFERL reports. Religious […]

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