Turkish Targeting of Gülen Movement Reaches into Central Asia
July 25, 2016
Turkish Targeting of Gülen Movement Reaches into Central Asia
Turkey to Kyrgyzstan: "If you do not change the attitude to them, then we will change the attitude to you."
Turkish Targeting of Gülen Movement Reaches into Central Asia
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
July 21, 2016
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
The paragraph was surprising for its even-keeled approach to the region, though it's doubtful Donald Trump will follow it.
Central Asia Merits Mention in GOP Platform
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
July 21, 2016
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
Dushanbe signs on an Italian company for construction, Tashkent says the project is a leftover of “Soviet megalomania.”
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
July 20, 2016
Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
Facing economic crisis, the resource-rich country abolished two key ministries.
Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
July 19, 2016
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
Long rumored and rumored still, Dushanbe is reportedly exploring joining the EEU.
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
The Israel-Kazakhstan Partnership
July 19, 2016
The Israel-Kazakhstan Partnership
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Kazakhstan underscores growing ties.
The Israel-Kazakhstan Partnership
As ASEM Concludes, World Leaders Condemn Violence in Turkey and Nice
July 18, 2016
As ASEM Concludes, World Leaders Condemn Violence in Turkey and Nice
EU Council President Tusk, President Elbegdorj, and others spoke out against the violence and pledged unity.
As ASEM Concludes, World Leaders Condemn Violence in Turkey and Nice
6 Dead in Police Station Attack in Almaty
July 18, 2016
6 Dead in Police Station Attack in Almaty
The incident in Kazakhstan's old capital is being described as terrorism, though there are many unanswered questions.
6 Dead in Police Station Attack in Almaty
Speaking of the South China Sea: International Law, Arbitrals, and Central Asia
July 16, 2016
Speaking of the South China Sea: International Law, Arbitrals, and Central Asia
Also Uzbek militants and Tajikistan forgot the insulin; weekend reads.
Speaking of the South China Sea: International Law, Arbitrals, and Central Asia
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
July 16, 2016
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
China hopes to keep Rahmon in power, to prevent instability on its western borders.
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
South China Sea and Nice Attack Preoccupy Asian, European Leaders at ASEM
July 15, 2016
South China Sea and Nice Attack Preoccupy Asian, European Leaders at ASEM
Security issues were at the fore in Ulaanbaatar, but Mongolia shone as a host to the delegates.
South China Sea and Nice Attack Preoccupy Asian, European Leaders at ASEM
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
July 15, 2016
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Meanwhile, Central Asians in Turkey worry about growing suspicion and ISIS seemingly lashes out around the world.
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
July 15, 2016
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
A lot can happen between now and 2050, bu don't expect the Russians to leave Baikonur any time soon.
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
What Putin Learned From Peter the Great
July 14, 2016
What Putin Learned From Peter the Great
Peter the Great knew the importance of naval power, and so does Vladimir Putin.
What Putin Learned From Peter the Great
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
July 14, 2016
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Ablyazov, claiming political persecution, is fighting extradition from France to Russia.
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
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