Kyrgyzstan

Border management is not only about security but also about freer trade and transit. © OSCE

Border management, the EU, and UNDP

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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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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