Politics & Economy

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Seek to Reduce Trade Barriers

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan aim to double trade to $10B annually by removing barriers and promoting free trade. Focus areas: agro-food and industrial cooperation.

15 July 2024

Eurasianet

Politics & Economy

Thirty-six Countries are Urging the Georgian Government to Repeal the "Foreign Agents" Law

36 countries at the UN Human Rights Council urge Georgia to repeal its "foreign agents" law, warning it stifles media and civil society, posing grave threats to human rights and democracy.

1 July 2024

JAMnews

Politics & Economy

Transformation of Caspian Sea Region Into Energy Hub Gaining Momentum

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan plan to export green energy to the EU via the Caspian Sea. This move, spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, aims to make the Caspian region a key energy hub for Europe, leveraging regional resources and geography.

Politics & Economy

Az-Arm Border Demarcation to continue despite violent protests in Yerevan 

Baku and Yerevan continue to work on delimiting the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, an essential step towards lasting peace in the South Caucasus. But some Armenians are deeply unhappy about the process.

19 June 2024

Onnik James Krikorian

Politics & Economy

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Seek to Reduce Trade Barriers

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan aim to double trade to $10B annually by removing barriers and promoting free trade. Focus areas: agro-food and industrial cooperation.

15 July 2024

Eurasianet

Politics & Economy

Uzbekistan to Increase Rare-Earth Production

Uzbekistan's President Mirziyoyev prioritizes developing the rare-earth mining sector, leveraging vast reserves and partnering with the EU, US, and UK to reduce reliance on Russian resources.

Politics & Economy

Tehran Police to Launch New Phase of Hijab Enforcement

Despite the new 'hijab and chastity' bill still needing approval from Iran's Guardian Council, Tehran police have announced that they will tighten enforcement on hijab wearing following a directive from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

12 April 2024

RFE/RL

Politics & Economy

Baku Said to Be Preparing to Reopen Tehran Embassy After Attack

After closing following the January 2023 armed attack, Azerbaijan is preparing to reopen its embassy in Tehran, signalling a potential thaw in relations between the two countries.

18 March 2024

RFE/RL's Radio Farda

Politics & Economy

More Iranian Students Barred From Studies Over Protest Activities As Crackdown Continues

At least five students have been barred from attending classes at Iran’s Soore University in the country’s latest crackdown on signs of dissent.

9 February 2024

Ardeshir Tayebi