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An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
January 20, 2017
An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
When the time comes, can a post-Nazarbayev Astana model Uzbekistan's smooth transfer of power?
An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
January 19, 2017
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
This week Rolls-Royce agreed to pay $800 million to settle corruption investigations in the U.S., UK, and Brazil.
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
January 18, 2017
Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
Next week peace talks are scheduled in Kazakhstan, but can the chaos of the Syrian war be settled on the steppe?
Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
<em>WSJ</em> Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
January 18, 2017
WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
A recent article included a morsel of information about Gulnara’s teenage daughter.
WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
January 17, 2017
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Turkish authorities say Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen, confessed after being captured.
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
January 17, 2017
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
Changes in the economy ministry and presidential administration forced by arrests at the top.
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
January 12, 2017
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
Rustam Emomali is the new mayor of Tajikistan's capital.
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
January 11, 2017
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
The short working visit produced the predictable statements on Bishkek's commitment to fight the "three evils."
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
January 10, 2017
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
While ISIS draws in men to fight, it draws women to serve, marry, and remarry.
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
January 10, 2017
Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
Turkmenistan has reportedly halted gas supplies to Iran (not that Iran really needs them).
Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
January 09, 2017
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
It would be a break from Washington's stated policy of non-recognition.
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
January 09, 2017
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
A previously heralded visa liberalization has been punted to 2021.
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
January 09, 2017
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82, leaving behind a controversial legacy as a revolutionary-turned-reformist.
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
January 04, 2017
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
January 03, 2017
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
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