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Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
June 08, 2017
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
In the latest sign of an economic crash, Turkmenistan threatens to cut a decades-old benefits system.
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
Interview: Andrew Feinberg, Ex-Sputnik Reporter
June 07, 2017
Interview: Andrew Feinberg, Ex-Sputnik Reporter
“Telling the other side is valuable, it’s important -- but not when it’s based on lies.”
Interview: Andrew Feinberg, Ex-Sputnik Reporter
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
June 06, 2017
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
Rustam Azimov, once floated as a possible successor to Islam Karimov, seems to have been sidelined for good.
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
Why Can’t Russia Exploit Trade Opportunities with India and Iran?
June 06, 2017
Why Can’t Russia Exploit Trade Opportunities with India and Iran?
Russia needs better North-South engagement to avoid dependence on China. But it isn’t well-equipped to achieve it.
Why Can’t Russia Exploit Trade Opportunities with India and Iran?
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
June 06, 2017
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Does it matter that two new flags will rise in Beijing?
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
June 05, 2017
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
In the latest Global Peace Index, Central Asia shows improvement.
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
June 03, 2017
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Kazakhstan's slick promises; a controversy in Kyrgyzstan and a bad idea for Afghanistan; recommended reads.
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
June 02, 2017
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Turkmenistan’s no closer to seeing its gas reach the European markets it once envisioned.
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
June 02, 2017
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
In a city oil money built, the focus is to be future energy.
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
Iran Courts Tajikistan
May 31, 2017
Iran Courts Tajikistan
What does Tehran’s focus on building relations with Dushanbe mean for Central Asia?
Iran Courts Tajikistan
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
May 31, 2017
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
There’s plenty of corruption to spread the charges around.
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
May 30, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
Kazakh politics plays out far from the steppe -- in New York lofts and courts.
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
May 27, 2017
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
“Do people know what the laws are? If not, do the laws matter?”
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
Previewing Mongolia's Presidential Election
May 26, 2017
Previewing Mongolia's Presidential Election
In one month, Mongolians head to the polls. Here's what you need to know about the presidential race.
Previewing Mongolia's Presidential Election
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