International Relations/Diplomacy
Central Asia
Putin’s recent Visit to Kyrgyzstan: Major Takeaways

Background

The Russian President’s visit to Kyrgyzstan is considered to be significant at a time when there is a strong anti-Chinese sentiments arising within the local Kyrgyz population regarding the arrest of ethnic Kyrgyz in Xinjiang...

Future of Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: An Assessment

In a historic announcement on 19 March 2019, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared his resignation through a state television message. He stated that this decision was not easy, but he wanted to pave the way for the young...

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s Visit to India Charts a New Course in the ‘Strategic Partnership’

The 2nd President of independent Uzbekistan was in India on 30 September and 1 October 2018 on a significant State visit. After the death of the first President Islam Karimov in September 2016, the then Prime Minister Shavkat...

Peace Mission 2018 - the Larger Perspective

Somebody queried, "While Indian armed forces do joint military exercises with almost every nation in the immediate neighbourhood, even China, and with many others in the external environment, why not with Pakistan"? The quick reply was, "Joint...

Kyrgyzstan in Political Turmoil

Kyrgyzstan, a small, landlocked and mountainous republic in Central Asia, is less known to the world because of its remote location and tiny population (about 6 million). The country borders China on the east and three Central Asian Republics (...

Commentary: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Press the Reset Button

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan has recently paid a two day State Visit to Dushanbe. His first tour of Tajikistan since coming to power reflects the improving relationship between the two neighboring republics. It also underlines...

Commentary: Kazakhstan Concludes UNSC Presidency

Kazakhstan has recently concluded the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month. It had assumed the Non-Permanent Membership (NPM) of the UNSC in 2017 for the tenure of two years. As a matter of fact, Kazakhstan is...

उज्बेकिस्तान और अफगानिस्तान के बीच बढ़ती सहभागिता

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने हाल में उज्बेकिस्तान का आधिकारिक दौरा किया। उज्बेक राष्ट्रपति शावकत मिर्जियोवेव के साथ उनकी मुलाकात में व्यापार, सुरक्षा, विद्युत और शिक्षा सहित कई अन्य क्षेत्रों में 20 समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर हुए। जहां तक...

Commentary: India Joins Ashgabat Agreement

Background

India has recently joined the Ashgabat Agreement, which envisages creation of an International Transport and Transit Corridor connecting Central Asia with the Persian Gulf. This corridor is set to facilitate...

उज्बेकिस्तान और अफगानिस्तान के बीच बढ़ती सहभागिता

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने हाल में उज्बेकिस्तान का आधिकारिक दौरा किया। उज्बेक राष्ट्रपति शावकत मिर्जियोवेव के साथ उनकी मुलाकात में व्यापार, सुरक्षा, विद्युत और शिक्षा सहित कई अन्य क्षेत्रों में 20 समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर हुए। जहां तक...

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