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Threat of Terrorism in Central Asia

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Following the speech of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, which he delivered before the General UN Assembly on September 28, 2015, and the latest developments in Syria it evoked, global mass media engaged in a heated debate over the topic of international…

To Whom is Kyrgyzstan Grateful for its Indepe...

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On August 31, 2015 Kyrgyzstan celebrated the 24th anniversary of its Independence. On Ala-Too Square – the central square of Bishkek, the capital, – the Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev delivered a speech in which he noted the main achievements…

Kyrgyzstan and the Chinese “New Silk Ro...

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Very recently, in July 2015, the Kyrgyz government denounced the framework agreement on cooperation with the United States, and exactly one year ago, in July 2014, soldiers of the US Army left the Manas military airbase forever. The country changed its orientation…

Will the Skyscraper Index Kill the World Econ...

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There’s a curious fact: once the economy of a country begins overtaking other states, monumental building start appearing out of thin air, superior in height to each and every single skyscraper that exists in the rest of…

“New Silk Road”: Pros and Cons fo...

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The “New Silk Road” is an unprecedented infrastructural project initiated by China, which will significantly accelerate, and hence reduce the cost of delivery of Chinese goods to Europe via Central Asia and the Caucasus. To implement this project, Beijing has established…

On perspective partnerships between Georgia a...

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According to official statistics, in 2015 China has become the largest investor in Georgian economy, leaving in its wake Azerbaijan,…

China in Africa: a Shift in the Global Manufa...

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Nowadays nobody will be surprised by the fact that all basic goods are produced in the countries of Southeast Asia…

Russia’s partnerships with Pacific Rim will c...

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” and “There's no great loss without some small gain” – are…

China – Vietnam – Japan – S...

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The recent worsening of territorial disputes between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea and with Japan in the…

China’s Global Expansion: Kingdom of To...

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The early 21st century was marked by a number of conceptual notions: “globalization”, “clash of civilizations”, “East-West confrontation”... Later on,…

The Way Frozen Bank Accounts are used by the ...

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By 2005, thanks to the recommendations of international organizations for combating economic crime, Transparency International and the Financial Action Task…

China-France: a territorial dispute?

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China’s aggressive expansion throughout the world interferes with the interests of key countries, including France. In the last decade, the…

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