The European Union China and Central Asia

The European Union  China and Central Asia

... 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Kazakhstan Kyrgyz Republic Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Figure 4.1 Evolution of EU-Central Asia trade volume (million US$) (1992–2019).

Author: Fabienne Bossuyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000468847

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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This book examines the involvement of the European Union (EU) and China in Central Asia and critically assesses the implications this has for the region as a whole. The volume adopts a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from International Relations, EU Studies, International Economics, International Law, Sinology, and History. It concentrates on three thematic levels: (1) historical and contextual, (2) geopolitical and geo-economic, and (3) socio-cultural and institutional. Paying particular attention to the role of the EU and the factors driving the EU’s and China’s relations with Central Asia, it looks at how the Central Asian countries position themselves vis-à-vis China’s growing influence, and how the balance of power between China, Russia, and the EU plays out. Contributors also explore the important historical context of the ‘Silk Routes’, as well as of the erstwhile connection of the Central Asian states with the Soviet Union. Critically analysing the potential areas for collaboration and synergy between the EU and China, the book also discusses the extent to which they share a common ground in Central Asia that could serve as a basis for long-term cooperation. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of International Relations, Economics, Sinology, and History.
Categories: Political Science

Transitions in Post Soviet Eurasia

Transitions in Post Soviet Eurasia

28 Ulugbek Khasanov, 'Russia and Central Asia: Horizons of Cooperation', Valdai Discussion Club, 2019, available at ... the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan stood at US $18 billion, ...

Author: Archana Upadhyay

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000423235

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book discusses the ideological and historical relevance of the term ‘Eurasia’ as a concept in the global geopolitical and ethno-cultural discourse. It focuses on the contested meanings attached to the idea and traces its historical evolution and interpretations. The volume examines the contours and characteristics of power politics in the Eurasian landscape by exploring the dynamics of the contending and competing interests that have come to occupy the region, particularly in the aftermath of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It further examines the multiple narratives that define the socio-political realities of the region and also the policies of the state actors involved, by reflecting upon the multifaceted dimensions of the Eurasian issues. These include nation building strategies, identity, ethnic conflicts, security, democratization, globalization, international migration, climate change and energy extraction. The geopolitical and civilizational aspects of Eurasianism, in which Russia occupies a pivotal geo-political place creates both opportunities and anxieties for other stakeholders in the region. The book also holistically analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs. The book also analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs.
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Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2020

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2020

The number of stunted children was reduced from 1.1 million in 2012 to 0.8 million in 2019 in Central Asia and from 0.8 ... 34.1 percent in Kyrgyzstan, 52 percent in Turkey, 39.2 percent in Turkmenistan and 44.9 percent in Uzbekistan.

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251341391

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

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This report consists of two main sections: 1) a situation analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 2 Target 2.1 (to end hunger and ensure access to food by all) and Target 2.2 (to end all forms of malnutrition) and analyses of the diets of children and of current food consumption patterns relative to dietary guidelines; and 2) a special look at the cost and affordability of healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia. The new estimates confirm that the prevalence of hunger at chronic or severe levels is relatively low in the ECA region. However, the prevalence of food insecurity at moderate or severe levels can be quite high. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to add people to the ranks of the food insecure. The ECA region is making progress overall in reducing malnutrition, but it is not on track regarding childhood overweight, adult obesity, anaemia and exclusive breastfeeding. Healthy diets protect against the effects of malnutrition, in all its forms, and promote better health.This report shows that healthy diets cost, on average, five times more than diets that meet only dietary energy needs, making them unaffordable for many people throughout the region. To increase the affordability of healthy diets, the costs of nutritious foods must be lowered. This report also shows that hidden costs are much lower with healthy diets than with current consumption patterns, meaning that adopting healthy diet alternatives could lead to large cost savings.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Central Asia s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game

Central Asia s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game

Turkmenistan's main imports from China are machinery and mechanical appliances and equipment. China–The Kyrgyz Republic In 2019, total exports from Kyrgyzstan amounted to 3.126 billion US dollars, while total imports amounted to 5.690 ...

Author: Djoomart Otorbaev

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000848243

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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This volume describes the unique development of Central Asia as defined by its landlocked geography. Particular attention is paid to the achievements and challenges of the region’s post-Soviet economic and political transformation, as well as to its relationship with the participants in the New Great Game – Russia, China and the West. Located as it is in the geographical centre of booming Asia, and with the opportunity to become a key logistics bridge connecting the world’s largest economies, Central Asia is well placed for rapid development. However, the region faces a range of complex problems that are explained and analysed in the volume. The Eurasian powers that encircle Central Asia look certain to become the engines of global economic growth, but how will this affect the region? Will Central Asia join the powerful locomotive of history, or will it remain on the sidelines?
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Natural Products of Silk Road Plants

Natural Products of Silk Road Plants

Ephedra equisetina Bunge (Ephedraceae) (Khvoynik (Efedra) khvoshoviy (Russian)) is found in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) as well as China and Siberia (Missouri Botanical Garden, 2019).

Author: Raymond Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429589935

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

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The Silk Road, a complex network of trade routes linking China with the rest of the Eurasian continent by land and sea, fostered transformation of the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of diverse peoples. In Natural Products of Silk Road Plants there is a treasury of plants, many indigenous to countries along the trading routes of the Silk Road, that yielded medicines, cereals, spices, beverages, dyes, and euphoric and exotic compounds previously unknown to the rest of the world. This entry in the Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants series has been prepared for university students of chemistry and ethnobotany and for those wishing to broaden their knowledge. It opens a window on a vast region of Asia not well described for its flora and provides new and fresh insights on: Significant plants, some endangered Traditional and modern applications of extracts The biochemical and pharmacological properties of extracts Contains over 150 full colour figures The significance of the Silk Road is being revived today through immense investment by China and other eastern countries in major schemes of transport infrastructure.
Categories: Health & Fitness

OECD Green Growth Studies Green Economy Transition in Eastern Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia Progress and Ways Forward

OECD Green Growth Studies Green Economy Transition in Eastern Europe  the Caucasus and Central Asia Progress and Ways Forward

... 0.0 2015 2017 Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Panel b: Central Asia 2015 2016 Panel b: Central Asia 2016 2018 2017 Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan 2019 Tajikistan 2018 2019 Tajikistan Note: This indicator ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264352872

Category:

Page: 108

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Since the 1990’s, the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have made great progress in pursuing economic development that is also environmentally sustainable. The countries, in collaboration with the GREEN Action Task Force hosted by the OECD, has developed a number of policies aiming to improve environmental quality and social well-being, while creating opportunities for strong economic growth and decent jobs in the region.
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Timeline of Central Asia

Timeline of Central Asia

The based on exploration work, terms of mine Kumtor has been revised and extended to 2019. Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Turkmenistan International International Social. Timeline of Central Asia ...

Author: Vladimir Fedorenko

Publisher: Rethink Institute

ISBN: 9781938300288

Category: Reference

Page: 77

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Categories: Reference

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021

Europe and Central Asia     Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021

... 0–5 months of age in Europe and Central Asia by country Caucasus Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Central Asia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan CIS Europe 2012 2019 2000 2015 2000 2013 2005 2018 2012 2019 2006 2015 ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251352496

Category: Political Science

Page: 65

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The state of food security and nutrition in the world, including that of the Europe and Central Asia region, was marked in 2020 by the outbreak of COVID-19 and resulting disruptions to markets, trade and food supply chains. The pandemic has had a negative effect on food security in the region. It is in this light that the report seeks to assess how food security and nutrition indicators in the region, subregion and countries have changed under the shadow of the pandemic and to monitor the region’s progress towards achieving the SDGs. The first major conclusion is that the subregions (such as the Caucasus and Central Asia) and countries that were already vulnerable before the pandemic became even more so in 2020. The resilience of the Europe and Central Asia region relies mostly on the provision of solid effort in the vulnerable subregions. The second major conclusion is that, although the region was doing better than the world in 2020 in some indicators, there is still an enormous amount of work ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Political Science

2700 MCQs BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS ISSUES 2021

2700  MCQs BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS   ISSUES 2021

(c) Hyderabad Explanation: On January 13, 2019, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the fourth International Kite Festival ... These five Central Asia nations are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Author: Aamir Bin Usman

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9789353228286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 335

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2500+ MCQs Based on CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS & ISSUES 2020 with Complete Answer and Explanation for Competitive Exams IAS, PCS, SSC, Banking, Railway, Defence, CDS, NDA, Air Force, KVS+ Covers National & International • Polity and Governance • Economy and Finance • Social: Games & Sports, Films, Festivals, etc. • Ecology and Environment • Science and Technology • People
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Making of Eurasia

The Making of Eurasia

Cotton Canard and Getting Rid of the Great Game: Rewriting the Russian Conquest of Central Asia, 1814–1895', Central Asian ... A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, ...

Author: Moritz Pieper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838601348

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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The Making of Eurasia investigates the multi-layered spectrum of China and Russia's Eurasian policies towards each other, ranging from competition to cooperation, as well as the role of regional actors in between. The book examines the impact of and responses to the dynamic Sino-Russian interaction in the wake of China's Belt and Road initiative, focusing on the selected case studies of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan, but also on inter-regional implications across the Eurasian space. With China's imprint on inter-regional politics and ambition to make a distinctive Chinese contribution to 'globalization' and Russia's vision of a 'Greater Eurasia' in which Moscow stakes out a place for itself as an indispensable power, other regional actors adopt policies that respond to and co-shape the resulting centrifugal forces. Meanwhile, power shifts are underway on a global plane, as the normative divide between Russia and the West has widened, and as the Sino-American rivalry is intensifying. The book therefore also sheds light on the effects of Eurasian power shifts on global governance in a context where global 'leadership' is contested, and in which the US and Europe are re-defining their relationship not only towards a self-confident China but also towards each other. As such, this study will provide valuable insight for students and scholars of Eurasian Asia Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, and International Relations at large.
Categories: Political Science