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Yunis Sharifli

Yunis Sharifli is a Research Fellow at the Central Asia Barometer. His research covers Chinese foreign policy in the context of Beijing’s relations with Russia and Central Asia. He also works as a Junior Research Fellow at the Caucasian Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (QAFSAM) and at the Topchubashov Center in Azerbaijan.


Items by Yunis Sharifli

  • Iran’s pivot to Central Asia: Motivations and challenges

    Since the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as president of the Islamic Republic, Central Asia has been one of Iran’s foreign policy priorities. In the era of debates about Russia’s declining power and increasing competition between different actors such as China and Turkiye, Iran is following proactive diplomacy in Central...

  • Astana Summit and Turkiye’s diplomatic achievements

    The 6th Summit of the Conference on Cooperation and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held on 12 – 13 October recently, attracted the attention of the world media. Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Kazakhstan at the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Erdogan’s visit to Kazakhstan...

  • Rare-earth geopolitics and potential role of Turkiye

    In recent years, we have observed the growing importance of critical materials that play a key role in the manufacturing process of various technologies. In this context, rare-earth materials are crucial to the long-term viability of cutting-edge technologies as they are essential in industries ranging from aviation to space...