What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
June 23, 2016
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court set a date to reconsider the case of Azimjon Askarov.
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
June 23, 2016
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
June 22, 2016
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
Kyrgyzstan's slow arc toward Islamization and radicalization.
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
June 22, 2016
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
The state's clash with a well-respected Muslim leader will only encourage true radicalization in the country.
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
A Change of Address for Mongolia
June 21, 2016
A Change of Address for Mongolia
Mongolia sets precedent with plans for adoption of new three-word address system this summer.
A Change of Address for Mongolia
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
June 21, 2016
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
The Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps, a medical provider slated to offer “free medical services” in Kyrgyzstan, was denied.
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
In the final chapters, the mystery of Fedor Lee is solved and some of the Uzbek Koreans return to North Korea.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
Did Afghanistan Just Drop Out of CASA-1000?
June 18, 2016
Did Afghanistan Just Drop Out of CASA-1000?
Media in Pakistan claim the country is now slated to receive all 1,300MW, due to a “dearth of demand” in Afghanistan.
Did Afghanistan Just Drop Out of CASA-1000?
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
June 17, 2016
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
Kyrgyzstan's mine headache, European and Eurasian integration, timekeeping in the Pamirs; weekend reads.
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
June 17, 2016
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
A London-based PR firm places Russia ahead of China on a list of 'soft power' prowess.
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
June 17, 2016
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
Four gold-medal winning Kazakh weightlifters have been suspended after tests indicated steroid use at the 2012 Olympics.
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
US Aims to Increase Funding for Alternative Media Sources in Central Asia
June 16, 2016
US Aims to Increase Funding for Alternative Media Sources in Central Asia
The US State Department wants to counteract “Russia’s well-financed propaganda machine.”
US Aims to Increase Funding for Alternative Media Sources in Central Asia
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
June 15, 2016
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
As a security measure, Uzbekistan has reportedly closed its borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
June 14, 2016
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
Does Nazarbayev’s statement on the Aktobe incident signal a move toward the illiberal?
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
Karimova’s Irish Connection
June 14, 2016
Karimova’s Irish Connection
If high-level talks fail, the US is poised to seize $114 million held in Irish bank accounts.
Karimova’s Irish Connection
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