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Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Mariusz Marszewski

The news published in the American and Indian press over the past few days confirmed the presence of a Chinese military base in south-eastern Tajikistan. Unofficial reports concerning this issue have been seen in the…

Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Mariusz Marszewski

On 9 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported that Beijing has consented to allowing a group of around 2000 Chinese citizens of Kazakh origin to leave China for Kazakhstan, while waiving their Chinese…

OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski, Mariusz Marszewski

The currency crisis, caused by the collapse in gas prices, has turned into the most serious social and political crisis in the history of Turkmenistan.

OSW Studies | | Józef Lang, Maciej Falkowski

The end of the Western military presence in Central Asia will mean the West’s influence on the security sphere in the region will be marginalised.

OSW Studies | | Krzysztof Strachota, Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The collapse of the USSR brought about conditions conducive to the dynamic development of relations between Central Asia and China. These relations have evolved from deep mistrust to the continually growing Chinese presence primarily in…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The President of China, Xi Jinping, toured Central Asia between 3-13 September, visiting Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and finally Kyrgyzstan, where he took part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. It was the first…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
The twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on 6-7 June in Beijing. The summit was attended by the presidents of the organisation’s member states: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 31 May, the Kazakh government announced that the charred bodies of fourteen soldiers had been found in a burnt watchtower in the mountains close to the Kazakh-Chinese border. The only surviving soldier (a 19 year old ethnic Russian…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
During President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan’s visit to China (23-25 ​​November) a contract was signed to supply 25 billion m³ of gas to China, which together with previously concluded contracts represents a total of 65…
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On 26 April, the state gas company Turkmengaz and the Chinese Development Bank signed an agreement for a loan of US$4.1 billion to the Turkmen company, in exchange for gas supplies to China (in 2009 Turkmenistan incurred another loan…