The EU wishes to export its ‘soft power’ via border management programmes—including those implemented by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia. But what exactly does this entail?
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Despite the creation of strict border regimes, borders in Central Asia’s Fergana Valley remain portals for narcotics smugglers. Does strengthening borders really help?
What are the implications for Kyrgyzstan of the EurasEC customs union established this year between Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus?