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U.S. Water Security Initiative: Central Asia is a Contender for Partnership

Via Caspian Policy Center, an article on Central Asia’s potential as a partner in the U.S.’s new water security initiative: On June 1, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized water security as an essential foreign policy priority. Harris mentioned that improving water security would enhance public health results and bolster local economic output, which in turn […]

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Water Footprint Analysis of Central Asia

Via China Water Risk, commentary on how Central Asia can help mitigate its water & climate risks though adjusting its virtual water trade & interregional collaboration: Central Asia is facing a worrisome mix of challenges incl. decreased water availability & drought; few unaware of impacts on the Aral sea from overuse of water for irrigation Region […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Water Politics Will Drive Kazakhstan’s Relations With China

Via National Interest, commentary on the need for Kazakhstan and China to reach mutually beneficial agreements on water issues: The recent unrest in Kazakhstan quickly led to an intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization and triggered the appointment of a new prime minister. While events in Kazakhstan will continue to impact regional geopolitics, some issues will remain generally unaffected, […]

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Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol on Caspian Sea

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the Caspian Sea: The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, signed a law on the ratification of the protocol on the protection of the Caspian from pollution from land sources and as a result of activities carried out on land to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the […]

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Kazakhstan Moves to Ease Water Conflict in Central Asia

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a report on Kazakhstan’s effort to ease water conflict in Central Asia: An early August meeting of Central Asian heads of state in Turkmenistan addressed issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and regional consequences of renewed Taliban control of Afghanistan. Additionally, there was one interesting proposal that is quite relevant to the challenges that […]

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The Soviet Water Legacy in Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, a look at the complex Soviet legacy in Central Asia’s water and energy infrastructure: The Soviet water and energy legacy has been a painful issue for the countries of Central Asia for a long time. But the dynamics of relations between the countries of the region in the last five years demonstrate […]

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