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Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
December 31, 2016
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
Idrissov is headed back to London, as Astana gears up to host Syria talks and takes up a seat on the UN Security Council.
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
Between Russia and China, the Black Dragon River
December 29, 2016
Between Russia and China, the Black Dragon River
The Amur River separates China from Russia's Far East, and not so long ago was the site of bloody conflict.
Between Russia and China, the Black Dragon River
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
December 29, 2016
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Accountability is good in governments and editors, a look back at my 2016 Central Asia Outlook
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
December 28, 2016
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev.
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
December 28, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz approve EEU Customs Code, except for the part on the development of trade and economic policy.
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
December 24, 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
The USSR’s collapse; don’t say ‘colony’; hope for an Uzbek glasnost; and more. Recommended reads.
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
December 24, 2016
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
Why Kazakhstan is eager to act as a moderator in the next round of Syria talks.
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
December 23, 2016
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
President Emomali Rahmon’s hopeful tone belies reality and history.
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
December 21, 2016
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
Under Uzbekistan's new president, ties with Turkey may be poised for a thaw.
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
December 19, 2016
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
Citizens of 92 countries are exempt from registering for various periods between eight and 90 days.
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
December 17, 2016
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
A discussion of donkeyness, what’s next for Rustam Azimov, and Central Asia at 25.
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
December 16, 2016
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
Perhaps the country's 25th independence anniversary and new leadership coming to Washington.
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
December 16, 2016
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
In 1986, student protesters crowded the streets of Almaty and were suppressed by Soviet authorities.
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
Kyrgyzstan’s Green Economy
December 14, 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s Green Economy
How realistic are plans to transform Kyrgyzstan into a leader in environmental protection?
Kyrgyzstan’s Green Economy
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
December 13, 2016
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
Kyrgyz voters cast ballots Sunday to approve constitutional changes that have many observers worried.
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
December 11, 2016
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch opponent of Kazakhstan's president, walks free after three years in a French prison.
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
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