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Turkmenistan 2015: existing challenges to the permanent neutrality and the strategic development of the multivector energy policy

Turkmenistan 2015: existing challenges to the permanent neutrality and the strategic development of the multivector energy policy Fabio Indeo  Hanyang University, Seoul fabindeus@hotmail.com     As the country with the fourth largest natural gas reserves in the world, Turkmenistan is aiming to diversify its energy export routes in order to …

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China 2015: Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

China 2015: Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road  Francesca Congiu  University of Cagliari fcongiu@unica.it     The present article sees as the most important political-economic development in China in the year 2015 the fulfilment of the first phase of a gargantuan political-economic project: …

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Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil?

Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil? Matteo Fumagalli Central European University fumagallim@ceu.hu     Introduction Since his victorious presidential campaign back in 2011, Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev had pledged that Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy would be markedly pro-Russian, heralding a break with the small Central …

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Turkmenistan 2014: Security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes

Turkmenistan 2014: security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes Fabio Indeo   Visiting Research Associate, Hanyang University Seoul fabindeus@hotmail.com   Introduction   In 2014 Turkmenistan further enhanced its position in the regional political and economic chessboard, developing relations of cooperation with both Central Asian countries and non-regional countries, …

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