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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun

Via The Diplomat, an article on Tashkent’s strategy to delicately remove itself from discussing Dushanbe’s Rogun dam, instead offering alternatives: Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid an official visit to Dushanbe on June 10-11. It was Mirziyoyev’s second visit to the Tajik capital since his presidency began in 2016. In 2018, Mirziyoyev made a state visit to […]

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Tajikistan Shares Irrigation Water With Kazakhstan

Via EurasiaNet, a report on Tajikistan’s agreement to divert 315 million cubic meters to help Kazakhstan avoid a summer of drought: Geopolitical analysts routinely point to Central Asia as a likely potential flashpoint for conflicts over water resources, but one fresh development is serving to show how more virtuous scenarios are also possible. This week, the […]

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Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Solving Water Puzzle Key to Preventing Fresh Fighting

Via EurasiaNet, a report on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s water tensions: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan may be inching closer than ever to hashing out a border delimitation deal that will end decades of territorial ambiguity.  Less talk has been devoted, however, to the mechanisms for sharing and managing precious water resources. Until that happens, deadly conflict like […]

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Water and Land Disputes Turn Violent Along Ambiguous Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Via Circle of Blue, a report on water disputes along the ambiguous Kyrgyz-Tajik border: The border shared by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is a strip of hard-edged hills and scoured ridges. Apricot orchards occupy scarce flatlands and oxen graze on thinning fields of green. Nearly half of the 600-mile border remains unofficial and non-delineated, a Soviet-era […]

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Chinese Hydroelectric Investments In Central Asia

Via Eurasianet, a look at China’s hydroelectric investments in Central Asia: Any investor wishing to stay friendly with all five Central Asian republics knows to steer clear of major hydropower projects. When the five countries were part of the Soviet Union, interdependence worked: Moscow built some of the world’s tallest dams in upstream Kyrgyzstan and […]

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Transboundary Waters of Central Asia: the Role of Kyrgyzstan in Saving the Aral Sea

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, a look at how Kyrgyzstan’s views on how to manage the water resources formed on its territory are at variance with the provisions determined by the Aral Sea Saving Fund: From the beginning of its independence, Kyrgyzstan begins to formulate a policy for the management of water resources […]

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