Policy Papers & Briefs

Developing the SEnECA Policy Roadmap for future priorities for EU policy-making towards Central Asia requires a thorough three-phase approach: Mapping (phase 1), Analysis (phase 2) and Recommendation (phase 3). For each phase, SEnECA will publish a series of Policy Papers/Briefs that will clearly outline the relevance of the region for specific policy fields of the EU and the interconnectedness of both regions, as well as the Central Asian countries’ interests in cooperating with Europe.

It is time to review and renew our relationship, taking into account new geopolitical realities and the evolving needs and capacities of our Central Asian partners.
Council Conclusions on the EU Central Asia Strategy, 2017

From September until November 2018 we will introduce you to one of our "Mapping" Policy Papers each week. We will provide you with a summary, an infographic and interesting facts for each paper, so stay updated!

Policy Paper No. 9

Policy Paper No. 9

Cultural and other relations – Mapping strategies of Russia, USA and China towards Central Asia

Policy Paper No. 9 describes the cultural relationship between the five Central Asian states and the three world powers, here defined as Russia, China and the United States.
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Policy Paper No. 8

Policy Paper No. 8

Cultural and other relations – Mapping EU-Central Asia relations

Cultural relations between Central Asian states and India, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Turkey mostly transpire through classic and modern culture imports, shared historical narrative, and cooperation in education.
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Policy Paper No. 6

Policy Paper No. 6

Economic relations and trade – Mapping strategies of Russia, USA and China towards Central Asia

Policy Paper No. 6 describes the economic and trade relations of Russia, USA and China with Central Asia.
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Policy Paper No. 4

Policy Paper No. 4

Economic relations and trade – Mapping EU-Central Asia relations

The paper describes the economic relations between the European Union and Central Asia since the introduction of the EU’s Central Asia Strategy in 2007.
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Policy Paper No. 2

Policy Paper No. 2

Political and security relations – Mapping Central Asia’s relations with other Asian states

The second SEnECA Policy Paper focuses on the political and security relations between the five Central Asian countries on the one hand, and India, Japan, Iran, Turkey and South Korea on the other.
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Policy Paper No. 7

Policy Paper No. 7

Cultural and other relations – Mapping EU-Central Asia relations

Policy Paper No.7 examines the ties between the EU and the five Central Asian countries in the field of higher education, culture and identity, and civil society.
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Policy Paper No. 5

Policy Paper No. 5

Economic relations and trade – Mapping Central Asia’s relations with other Asian states

Trade with India, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Turkey hold an underlinable economic relevance for the Central Asian republics.
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Policy Paper No. 3

Policy Paper No. 3

Political and security relations – Mapping strategies of Russia, USA and China towards Central Asia

The third paper describes the political and security relations between the Central Asian countries on the one hand and the world powers, here defined as China, Russia and the USA on the other.
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Policy Paper No. 1

Policy Paper No. 1

Political and security relations – Mapping EU-Central Asia relations

The paper describes the relations between the EU and selected EU member states on the one hand, and Central Asia on the other hand.
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