Politics & Economy

Kyrgyzstan Seeks a Restart of Uranium Mining, And a Russian-Built Nuclear Plant

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is seeking to end the country’s ban on uranium mining citing the economic benefits, but activists have environmental concerns.
Politics & Economy

Draft Agreement with Russia’s National Guard Rejected in Abkhazia

14 February 2024
Politics & Economy

Georgia: Amid Tension with the West, Tbilisi Makes it Easier for Georgians to Head East

Visa-free travel to China an outgrowth of budding ‘strategic partnership.’

1 March 2024
Politics & Economy

Draft Agreement with Russia’s National Guard Rejected in Abkhazia

Abkhazia has denied its intent to sign a cooperation agreement with Moscow that would allow it to call on the Russian National Guard to maintain public order.

14 February 2024
Politics & Economy

Landslide in Western Georgia Kills Four; Search for Five Others Ongoing

On 7 February, a landslide in the Georgian village of Nergeti has resulted in four fatalities, with search efforts still underway.

7 February 2024
Politics & Economy

Kyrgyzstan Seeks a Restart of Uranium Mining, And a Russian-Built Nuclear Plant

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is seeking to end the country’s ban on uranium mining citing the economic benefits, but activists have environmental concerns.

Politics & Economy

Turkmenistan: Sowing the Seeds

The Trans-Afghan TAPI natural gas pipeline remains stuck in limbo, while an Iran-Pakistan pipeline could undermine its financial viability.

20 February 2024
Politics & Economy

Russia Looks to South Asia for Immigrant Workers as Flow from Central Asia Dries Up

Moscow is looking to South Asia for migrants to compensate for declining numbers of Central Asian migrant workers.

Politics & Economy

More Iranian Students Barred From Studies Over Protest Activities As Crackdown Continues

At least five students have been barred from attending classes at Iran’s Soore University in the country’s latest crackdown on signs of dissent.

9 February 2024

Ardeshir Tayebi

Politics & Economy

Back from the Brink in Baluchistan

Iran and Pakistan have resumed full diplomatic relations after a ten-day break spurred by air strikes in Baluchistan… and despite this weekend’s gun attack in which 9 Pakistanis died in Iran.

29 January 2024
5 January 2024

David O'Byrne