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Central Asian Republics Welcome New US Approach Toward Region

By: Alexander Kim, The Jamestown Foundation On November 1, the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, hosted the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian republics, who met together with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the newly introduced C5+1 format … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan Refuse To Cooperate with Russia On Security

Eurasia.net: Russia is disappointed in the unwillingness of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to cooperate with its collective security bloc, and considers Iran to be a model those countries could follow, a senior Russian security official has said.

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Russia’s rouble crisis poses threat to nine countries relying on remittances

Drop in rouble value not only decimating amount sent home by workers from Caucasus and central Asia, but could lead to political unrest suggest  Shaun Walker and Alberto Nardelli in their publication in Guardian.

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Opinion: Uzbekistan expects “double-digit inflation” and riots

The national currency of Uzbekistan continues devaluation  against US dollar, loosing about 10% during over the last week. IA REGNUM published prognosis by an Uzbek expert, who preferred to remain anonymous.

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US dollar exchange rate rise by 8% in 10 days.

US dollar exchange rate on the “black market” Uzbekistan has grown from 3,420 to 3,750 of Uzbek soums per $ 1. This corresponds to 8% rise in past 10 days. Black market traders, explain the change by the depreciation of … Continue reading

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‘Financial Meteorologists’ And Their Political Predictions About The Russian Economic Storm – OpEd

Originally posted on EMerging Equity:
By Andrew Korybko Credit rating agencies are predicting quite a storm for the Russian economy, and they are therefore threatening to lower the country’s status to ‘junk’ level. Just as a weatherman may be incorrect about…

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The Economist: Central Asia and Russia’s crisis

As the rouble plunges, Central Asia feels the pain Is dad coming home? EVEN in the fat years, when Russia’s oil-fuelled economy guaranteed her son a job, Enjegul Kadyraliyeva struggled to survive on the dollars he sent home to her … Continue reading

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More Pain Lies Ahead For Russia As S&P Downgrade To Junk Status Seen Likely

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More pain may lie ahead for Russia in the short term as the nation’s sovereign credit rating is on the horizon of being downgraded into junk territory for the first time in over a decade.…

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Regional Problems Ultimately Trump Ukraine as Defining Issue in Central Asia

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble SCO Summit, Dushanbe, 2014 (Source: Astana Times) Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its intervention in other parts of Ukraine, many in Central Asia and beyond concluded that the foreign and domestic policies … Continue reading

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The Truth About Russia And NATO

Originally posted on sentinelblog:
Press For Truth, 12/2014 Russia’s Foreign Ministry in response to sanctions on Russia said: “We advise Washington and Ottawa to think about the consequences of such actions…” “Mean… Time: 08:36

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