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Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
January 10, 2017
Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
Turkmenistan has reportedly halted gas supplies to Iran (not that Iran really needs them).
Gas Spats: Turkmenistan Tangles With Iran
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
January 09, 2017
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
It would be a break from Washington's stated policy of non-recognition.
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
January 09, 2017
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
A previously heralded visa liberalization has been punted to 2021.
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
January 09, 2017
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82, leaving behind a controversial legacy as a revolutionary-turned-reformist.
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
January 04, 2017
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
January 03, 2017
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
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
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