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How the Caspian Sea joins the Black Sea

  Asim Suleymanov In the development of international cooperation and the deepening of industrial cooperation, the leading role belongs to the formation of a network of international transport corridors. It has a special place in solving transport problems associated with the expansion of interstate transportation, economic, cultural and …

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Towards a Culture of World Peace

The following text was presented at the closing session of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations, programme organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, May 15-16, 2019 *** The World is at a dangerous crossroads. A culture of war and military conquest is upheld. …

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Libya Crisis: Role of Regional Players

Syeda Dhanak Hashmi Libya remains in a chaotic state after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi. The United Nations-backed government struggles to exercise control over territory held by rival factions, escalating geographical and political divisions between the East, West, and South. But it’s political and security crisis continues as …

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Economic integration: A driving force for sustainable development

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Leading thinkers from the world over gather at the Astana Economic Forum this week. Their focus is on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how it should shape long-term economic growth and social development strategies in Kazakhstan and central Asia. As international …

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The crisis in Venezuela and its strategic significance

Giancarlo Elia Valori Venezuela’s economy – in a country that has better oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Iran – began with the OPEC oil price crisis, when Chavez was still alive, until the heavy fall in oil prices in 2013. The social spending of Venezuelan “Bolivarianism” was …

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