U.S. Policy

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:04
The request is $0.4 billion less than the enacted FY 2014 appropriation and is consistent with the current budget caps.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:53
President Obama called President Karzai today to discuss preparations for Afghanistan’s coming elections, Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts, and the Bilateral Security Agreement.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:52
If the security transition goes badly, it may not make much difference who governs Afghanistan next year, but the reverse is also true, if this political transition does not take place successfully, nothing achieved in the security sphere is likely to endure.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:39
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the core issues and framework of the peace process between Israel and Palestine, the elections in Egypt, and other security issues.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:21
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses reports of the Iran arms sale to Iraq, the peace process proceedings with Israel and Palestine, the government resignation in Egypt, and other security issues around the world.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:10
The Tajik president's press service said that the two discussed the situation in the region following the scheduled withdrawal of NATO-led troops from Afghanistan at the end of this year.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:05
"The current situation in Afghanistan, its prospects and the International Security Assistance Force pullout were given special attention," it noted.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:21

The United States is searching for possible sites for drone bases in Central Asia, the Los Angeles Times reported, while a Central Asia analyst recently released a report stating U.S. military training may pose a threat to regional security. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top hits from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:43
Under the agreement Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will provide 700 megawatt electricity to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:06
The next meeting of the intergovernmental council of four countries, which are part of the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Trade and Transmission Project (CASA 1000), is taking place in Washington today.