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Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
April 21, 2017
Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
As Kyrgyzstan enters a “nascent economic recovery" it will be vitally important for Bishkek to listen to the people.
Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
Another Independent News Outlet Shuts Down in Kazakhstan
April 19, 2017
Another Independent News Outlet Shuts Down in Kazakhstan
Radiotochka, a respected radio and web news outfit, will phase out due to financial difficulties.
Another Independent News Outlet Shuts Down in Kazakhstan
What's Become of the Russia-Friendly Californian Secessionists?
April 19, 2017
What's Become of the Russia-Friendly Californian Secessionists?
The self-proclaimed founder of the #Calexit movement moved to Siberia.
What's Become of the Russia-Friendly Californian Secessionists?
Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter
April 18, 2017
Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter
Recent statements from Uzbek officials drop previous vitriol in favor of diplomatic neighborliness.
Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
April 18, 2017
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
Reports say that he was killed in an airstrike on Mosul over the weekend, but he's been declared dead before.
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
April 14, 2017
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
The promise was symbolic, anyway.
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
April 12, 2017
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
On Tuesday, the first direct commercial flight between the neighboring countries in 25 years landed in Dushanbe.
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
April 12, 2017
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
April 11, 2017
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
Jonathan Aitken's 2009 book never gained much traction in either analytical or academic communities, but Astana likes it.
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
St. Petersburg and Stockholm Attacks Put Uzbeks in the News
April 11, 2017
St. Petersburg and Stockholm Attacks Put Uzbeks in the News
Two men carried out two attacks, both were Uzbek -- does that matter?
St. Petersburg and Stockholm Attacks Put Uzbeks in the News
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
April 10, 2017
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
So the conspiracy theory goes. But the theory doesn't hold up to logic.
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
April 07, 2017
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev Makes State Visit to Russia
April 07, 2017
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev Makes State Visit to Russia
Mirziyoyev and Putin signed investments deals worth $12 billion and trade contracts worth $3.8 billion.
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev Makes State Visit to Russia
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
April 06, 2017
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
Russia's 'pivot to Asia' has failed to deliver, but is not necessarily an unmitigated disaster.
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
April 06, 2017
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
Sergey Abashin, a noted migration scholar, challenged the usual Muslim migrant worker story at a recent talk.
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
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