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Will a Battulga Victory in Mongolia’s Election Mark a Shift Toward Russia?
July 04, 2017
Will a Battulga Victory in Mongolia’s Election Mark a Shift Toward Russia?
The current favorite in the pending runoff has a soft spot for Putin, and harsh warnings about China.
Will a Battulga Victory in Mongolia’s Election Mark a Shift Toward Russia?
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
July 03, 2017
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
The outlook is not good for Idinov, Zanoza, or Kyrgyzstan.
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
July 01, 2017
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
Similar cases against RFE/RL were dropped in May, but a local Kyrgyz media outlet remains under legal pressure.
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
June 30, 2017
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
51 percent of young urban respondents in student-run poll express openness to the idea.
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
June 30, 2017
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
A McClatchy investigation uncovered an unsuccessful attempt by Trump to make his mark on the steppe.
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
3 Convicted for Chinese Embassy Attack in Bishkek
June 30, 2017
3 Convicted for Chinese Embassy Attack in Bishkek
Incidents like the embassy bombing are exceptionally rare in Kyrgyzstan.
3 Convicted for Chinese Embassy Attack in Bishkek
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
June 30, 2017
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
A brief history of the empires that were broken in the Hindu Kush.
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
June 29, 2017
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
"I must admit, I love Russia very much," the Kyrgyz president said at a state dinner held in his honor in Moscow.
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
June 28, 2017
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
"So much has gone awry that most... produce little more than puzzled expressions when asked who is to blame."
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
June 27, 2017
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Kazakhstan renamed Astana's international airport after the first and current president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
June 27, 2017
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
Scamming a corrupt system isn't, apparently, all that difficult.
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
<em>Update</em>: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
And now for something completely different.
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
June 23, 2017
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
Russia is improving ties with offshores in Hong Kong and Singapore, but numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
June 21, 2017
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
A new CSIS report highlights just how important road safety is in Kazakhstan.
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
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