Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
May 26, 2016
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
Not only does rampant corruption undermine international investment in the country but its political nature feeds instability.
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
May 24, 2016
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Beijing's belt fits with Kazakhstan's sunny path, but questions remain on its compatibility with the EEU.
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
May 23, 2016
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
Same as the old one--it's just on the books now.
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
May 22, 2016
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Astana is eager to claim the mantle of "democracy," but it remains ill at ease with dissent.
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
May 21, 2016
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Protests in Kazakhstan, a referendum in Tajikistan, and more. Central Asia weekend reading.
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
May 19, 2016
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Astana has detained a dozen activists and rejected applications to protests on May 21.
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
May 19, 2016
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications.
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
May 18, 2016
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
Simple corruption, delinquent Russian distributors, or political struggle?
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
May 17, 2016
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
The incident will do little to improve the public perception of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
Andijan and its Boogeymen
May 13, 2016
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Uzbek corruption, Chinese influence in Kazakhstan, and hipsters; weekend reads.
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Guarded Confidence in Mongolian Democracy
May 13, 2016
Guarded Confidence in Mongolian Democracy
A high court ruling on the country’s electoral system has thrown Mongolia into political turmoil.
Guarded Confidence in Mongolian Democracy
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
May 13, 2016
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
In modern and ancient Asia alike, food and consumable products have been stores of wealth.
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
May 13, 2016
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
A New Zealand court has ordered Mega to turn over user information in a Kazakhstan leaked government documents case.
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
May 12, 2016
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan will be happy to know that the so-called Foreign Agents Bill won't become law. At least not yet.
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
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