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In East Asia, Kazakhstan Pushes for Nuclear Nonproliferation
November 10, 2016
In East Asia, Kazakhstan Pushes for Nuclear Nonproliferation
Astana has made nuclear nonproliferation its global calling card, and it's setting sights on North Korea.
In East Asia, Kazakhstan Pushes for Nuclear Nonproliferation
Will Donald Trump Reset US-Russia Relations?
November 10, 2016
Will Donald Trump Reset US-Russia Relations?
Russia is happy to see Trump win the White House.
Will Donald Trump Reset US-Russia Relations?
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
November 08, 2016
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
Realistically, Dushanbe didn't have much leverage on Moscow over allowing fights from the newest Russian airport.
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
November 08, 2016
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
According to the state, Tokhtar Tuleshov plotted a coup, but the closed-door trial keeps the evidence beyond scrutiny.
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan
November 05, 2016
Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz will consider a package of constitutional changes on December 11. What are they?
Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
November 04, 2016
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
A reasonable report, an aluminium feud, and Kazakh movies; weekend reads.
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
November 04, 2016
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
The introduction of two new parties to the ballot signals the regime's unease, not a democratic awakening.
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
November 04, 2016
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
Visa-free be damned: foreigners traveling to Kyrgyzstan arriving after November 4 will have to register with the state.
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
The Seesaw Saga of Russia-Iran Relations
November 02, 2016
The Seesaw Saga of Russia-Iran Relations
The two states' current cooperation is an historical aberration.
The Seesaw Saga of Russia-Iran Relations
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
November 02, 2016
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
Time will be the true test, but on regional relations the likely next Uzbek president looks to be making progress.
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
November 02, 2016
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
Despite progress, forced labor still lurks in the supply chains of major U.S. retailers
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
November 01, 2016
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
Kulikbayev has already admitted guilt, but what lessons will the state draw from the tragedy?
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
Dam Deja-Vu: Construction Begins at Rogun
November 01, 2016
Dam Deja-Vu: Construction Begins at Rogun
40 years after the first time construction began at the site, Tajikistan moves forward with the record-setting dam.
Dam Deja-Vu: Construction Begins at Rogun
Russia Loses Seat at the UN Human Rights Council
October 31, 2016
Russia Loses Seat at the UN Human Rights Council
UN member states voted against Russia, granting a symbolic victory to human rights organizations.
Russia Loses Seat at the UN Human Rights Council
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
October 28, 2016
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
Political economy, terrorism narratives for state gain, and historical memory; recommended reads.
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
Tajikistan's Aluminum Company Lives on Subsidies and Debt Write-Offs
October 28, 2016
Tajikistan's Aluminum Company Lives on Subsidies and Debt Write-Offs
Tajikistan, hoping to score a bailout from the IMF, is making unbelievable promises to lower electricity subsidies.
Tajikistan's Aluminum Company Lives on Subsidies and Debt Write-Offs
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