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A New Opportunity for India-Kazakhstan Relations
July 28, 2017
A New Opportunity for India-Kazakhstan Relations
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization offers an avenue for both countries to boost ties.
A New Opportunity for India-Kazakhstan Relations
China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
July 27, 2017
China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
Finding the balance in the long-term between rivalry and resonance may be difficult for Beijing and Moscow.
China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
July 26, 2017
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
Astana has been floating the idea of switching to a Latin-based alphabet for more than a decade.
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
Hijab Hubbub: Tajikistan Sets Up Commission to Combat 'Alien' Clothing
July 26, 2017
Hijab Hubbub: Tajikistan Sets Up Commission to Combat 'Alien' Clothing
The commission will be taking “Tajik traditions” and “modern” life into consideration in promoting "appropriate" clothing.
Hijab Hubbub: Tajikistan Sets Up Commission to Combat 'Alien' Clothing
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
July 24, 2017
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
In a lengthy press conference, Kyrgyzstan's president answers questions on scandals past and present.
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
Can Japan and India Counter China in the Caucasus?
July 21, 2017
Can Japan and India Counter China in the Caucasus?
Japan and India's growing connections to Armenia could form a new factor of influence.
Can Japan and India Counter China in the Caucasus?
Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank
July 21, 2017
Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank
Better to hire a Rahmon, than anger one.
Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank
Tajikistan Turns Up Heat on Families of Political Dissidents
July 20, 2017
Tajikistan Turns Up Heat on Families of Political Dissidents
Dushanbe is always watching.
Tajikistan Turns Up Heat on Families of Political Dissidents
Did a Czech Company Just Sign on to Complete Kyrgyzstan's Hydropower Projects?
July 17, 2017
Did a Czech Company Just Sign on to Complete Kyrgyzstan's Hydropower Projects?
The Kyrgyz say so, but Czech media says the company -- Liglass Trading -- is unknown.
Did a Czech Company Just Sign on to Complete Kyrgyzstan's Hydropower Projects?
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
July 14, 2017
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
Far from a multiconfessional bastion, some Christian and other denominations are discriminated against in Kazakhstan.
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
July 13, 2017
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
Mixed reporting casts doubt on how seriously Astana takes its oil production cut promises.
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
July 12, 2017
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
Soviet-era hunting and environmental damage ravaged Turkmenistan’s cheetah population, but the cats may be back.
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
July 12, 2017
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
There’s no unweaving history’s tapestry in Central Asia.
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
July 12, 2017
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
International law frowns on creating stateless persons, but Astana's irritating exiles can afford to buy new passports.
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
July 11, 2017
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
Under President Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has shown a willingness to increase defense ties with Moscow.
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
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