Connecting Central Asia

The EU needs to put civil society at the heart of its strategy to rebuild its political presence in Central Asia, writes Barbara von Ow-Freytag. [Georgi Gotev]

The five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan – only recently represented one of the most disconnected regions of the world, but have now launched a new regional cooperation drive.

As a non-permanent of the UN Security Council, Kazakhstan is making efforts for the region to speak with one voice on major international issues.

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