Archive for the ‘Kazakhstan’ Category

Impact of Afghanistan’s Kushtepa Canal on Central Asia

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), a discussion of the impact of the construction of the Afghan Kushtepa Canal on the water balance in Central Asia: During the analytical expert meeting organized by on 31 October, experts from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan discussed the prospects and consequences of the construction […]

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Reevaluating The Forgotten River Civilizations of Central Asia

Via PNAS, an interesting paper examining the Aral Sea basin in Central Asia in which its major rivers, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, were the center of advanced river civilizations, and a principal hub of the Silk Roads over a period of more than 2,000 y. The region’s decline has been traditionally attributed to […]

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Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Strained Amid Water Cutoff

Via Radio Free Europe, a report at how water is straining Kyrgyz-Kazakh relations: The video recorded on a Kazakh farmer’s smartphone reached the Internet like a distress signal. “Zhambyl Province. Sugar beet. There is no water. The beet has died,” the voice said over footage of failed crops in this traditionally fertile corner of southern […]

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Water: A Barrier to Central Asia’s Rise?

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at how Central Asia’s growing role could be hampered by a long-standing problem – water scarcity: Amid growing Western pressure and changes throughout Eurasia, regions that were once considered on the Eurasian periphery are now gaining significance. Chief among them is Central Asia, a region that was historically considered part […]

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Iran Warns of Caspian Sea’s Shrinking Coastline

Via Tasnim News, a report on climate change’s impact on the Caspian Sea: Iran’s mission to the UN office in Geneva warned that the Caspian Sea’s water levels have been dropping according to satellite images provided by the Iranian Space Agency. In a post on X, the Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations […]

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Northern Remnant of Aral Sea Struggling to Survive

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on challenges faced by the northern segment of the Aral Sea: Two decades ago, the World Bank provided funding to allow Kazakhstan to construct a dam isolating the northern segment of the Aral Sea in the hopes of saving it from the sad fate of the rest of that […]

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