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Borders, security and instability in the Fergana Valley

Despite the creation of strict border regimes, borders in Central Asia’s Fergana Valley remain portals for narcotics smugglers. Does strengthening borders really help?

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Kyrgyzstan’s economic situation would worsen considerably if the country loses access to its current duty-free supply of oil products and other raw materials from Russia and Kazakhstan. © OSCE/Roel Janssens

The possible impact of the EurasEC customs union on Kyrgyzstan

What are the implications for Kyrgyzstan of the EurasEC customs union established this year between Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus?

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Drawing a lesson from EU experience? A boat patrolling the border between Ukraine and Moldova. © OSCE

EU cohesion policy: lessons for wider Europe?

What can be learned from the conduct of cohesion policy in the new and old member states that could be useful for the countries along the EU’s southern and eastern borders?

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