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Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
February 16, 2017
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Pipelines and politics, both foreign and domestic.
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
February 16, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
The contenders are already gathering for what will surely be Central Asia's most dynamic election to date.
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
February 15, 2017
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
New World Bank report highlights that Dushanbe is underutilizing a growing workforce.
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
Kazakh Banks Mull Mergers, Lose Licenses in Major Restructuring
February 14, 2017
Kazakh Banks Mull Mergers, Lose Licenses in Major Restructuring
With a major merger pending, Kazakh banks are rapidly restructuring, getting ready for tougher competition.
Kazakh Banks Mull Mergers, Lose Licenses in Major Restructuring
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
February 14, 2017
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's name is part of the comedy, but the butt of the joke is the Trump administration.
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
February 14, 2017
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
Berdy won, obviously.
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
Russia's Innovation Facade
February 07, 2017
Russia's Innovation Facade
Russia's state-controlled push for innovation is widely discussed, but has had little real impact.
Russia's Innovation Facade
Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States
February 07, 2017
Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States
Kazakhstan, over the past few years, has filed repeated lawsuits with American courts against opposition actors.
Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
February 06, 2017
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
The troubling treatment of converted Baptists highlights the growing problem of radicalization in Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
February 03, 2017
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Tashkent wants nearly $1 billion in frozen assets back, but the state is complicit in the original corruption.
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Did Gorbachev Ever Have a Shot At Saving the USSR?
February 03, 2017
Did Gorbachev Ever Have a Shot At Saving the USSR?
What factors were tying Gorbachev's hands in the final months of the Soviet Union?
Did Gorbachev Ever Have a Shot At Saving the USSR?
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
February 03, 2017
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
The January 16 crash at Manas may have blown back the cover of a smuggling operation.
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
A Soviet Legacy: Solving the Problem of Nationalities
January 31, 2017
A Soviet Legacy: Solving the Problem of Nationalities
Modern Central Asian states, like their Soviet predecessor, like to overemphasize ethnic harmony.
A Soviet Legacy: Solving the Problem of Nationalities
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
January 30, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
The presidential elections later this year will be a major test for Kyrgyzstan's democracy and Atambayev's intentions.
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
January 28, 2017
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
An Uzbek family's journey to America; ice fishermen in Kazakhstan; and politics in Tajikistan. Weekend reads.
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
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