Dr Rashmini Koparkar is a Researcher of Central Asia. Her research interests include Politics and Foreign Policies of five Central Asian Republics, and issues of Cultural Identity and Nation-Building within these Republics. Rashmini has completed her PhD from Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is proficient in Russian language.

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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 (CARs) ...

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 Mirziyoye...

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 the fi...

उज्बेकिस्तान और अफगानिस्तान के बीच बढ़ती सहभागिता अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने हाल में उज्बेकिस्तान का आधिकारिक दौरा किया। उज्बेक राष...

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 connectivit...

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