The Central Asia -South Asia 1000 programme to link up transmission towers from energy rich Central Asia to energy poor Afghanistan and Pakistan has been planned since 2007. So why so little progress?
None of the five post-Soviet Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, have ever served on the Security Council.
Last month headlines were filled with stories about five senior customs officials being arrested on corruption charges in Uzbekistan. Unfortunately this is not a sign that Tashkent is getting serious about graft.
A new government report on water access issues in Kyrgyzstan reveals staggering infrastructure problems – despite the country enjoying bountiful natural water supply.