With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
September 23, 2016
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Atambayev reportedly experienced heart problems en route to New York and detoured to Turkey. Now he's in Moscow.
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
September 22, 2016
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
To usher its few tourists to their Potemkin resorts.
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
September 21, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
It's a little misleading, Vietnam started negotiating the agreement in 2013--before the EEU existed.
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
September 20, 2016
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Meanwhile, in Geneva Tajikistan's human rights record will be up for discussion.
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
September 19, 2016
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
“The Tsar wanted to kill everyone. We were saved by Lenin.”
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
September 16, 2016
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
There’s been no succession war, but the transition doesn’t change economic reality. Uzbekistan-themed weekend reads.
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit
September 16, 2016
Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit
Sometimes the jubilee you planned for isn’t the jubilee you get.
Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit
<em>Black Wind, White Snow</em>: Imagining Eurasia
September 15, 2016
Black Wind, White Snow: Imagining Eurasia
“Eurasia was a ‘dog whistle,’ a cipher, a deniable but clear goal: to remake the Russian Empire in all but name.”
Black Wind, White Snow: Imagining Eurasia
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
September 15, 2016
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
Not that it was really in much doubt.
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
September 14, 2016
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
Dushanbe is hamstrung by lack of international investor confidence, a result of perceived instability and corruption.
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
September 14, 2016
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
The August 30 attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek was reportedly funded from abroad.
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged
September 14, 2016
Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged
Same faces in slightly different places: decoding Astana's new government.
Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged
To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Did Kazakhstan's PM Lose His Job?
September 10, 2016
To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Did Kazakhstan's PM Lose His Job?
Massimov’s Twitter feed was about as boring as possible, but was it drawing too much attention?
To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Did Kazakhstan's PM Lose His Job?
Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
September 08, 2016
Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
More possible post-Karimov, but still an unlikely direction for Tashkent.
Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
September 07, 2016
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
“Let’s go play a game we’ve never played, in a language we don’t understand, where you could possibly die."
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan Details Foiled Terrorist Plots
September 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Details Foiled Terrorist Plots
The Kazakh security service says it disrupted eight separate Islamist groups in 2016 alone.
Kazakhstan Details Foiled Terrorist Plots
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