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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
Why Central Asia Won't Go to War
April 05, 2017
Why Central Asia Won't Go to War
Diplomatically and domestically, Central Asia's governments can't afford a full-blown conflict.
Why Central Asia Won't Go to War
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
April 05, 2017
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
In 2011, Peace Corps left Kazakhstan. Newly surfaced documents shed light on the real reasons why.
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen
April 05, 2017
St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen
Authorities say 22-year old Akbarjon Jalilov carried out the attack. The motive has not been identified.
St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The Problem With <em>Dictatorland</em>
April 04, 2017
The Problem With Dictatorland
The BBC documentary is both an orientalist exercise and a potentially dangerous document for the journalist's sources.
The Problem With Dictatorland
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
April 03, 2017
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
Thanks to Tajik government inaction, Telia remains mired in Tajikistan.
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
March 31, 2017
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
“If we call our relatives, friends and families, everything will be heard, we know that."
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
March 31, 2017
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
Who will defend the defenders when all the lawyers are detained?
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
March 30, 2017
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Ali Khamenei and Iran's hardliners may want to sideline Hassan Rouhani, but getting there is risky.
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
March 29, 2017
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Soviet-era uranium mining and waste facilities spread across Central Asia remain a serious public and environmental risk.
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
March 27, 2017
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
It's just protests and arrests all the way down.
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
March 24, 2017
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
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