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Turkmenistan’s decision to start work on the TAPI is a product of its failure to diversify its natural gas exports.
The successes of the Taliban and its allied forces in northern Afghanistan have caused nervous reactions in the Central Asian countries.
The depreciation of the tenge – even though basically it will have positive effects – will not resolve the huge socio-economic problems.
Bishkek is hoping that its accession to the EEU will make life easier for Kyrgyz migrant workers in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Russia is trying to use the Central Asia's leaders fear to increase its influence in the area of security in the region.
Ashgabat’s actions indicate that it does not see Russia and China as a partners which can guarantee the durability of its interests.
In Kazakhstan, for months there has been a growing sense of impending socio-economic crisis. The authorities’ concerns are the result of objective difficulties.
On 30 January Germany’s ambassador to Uzbekistan officially confirmed that a small German air base in Termez in Uzbekistan will continue to function.
While the Kremlin presents the EEU as the Eurasian equivalent of the European Union, the project is in reality an imitation of integration.