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Kazakhstan to Host Syria Talks
May 08, 2015
Kazakhstan to Host Syria Talks
Is the Central Asian nation an ideal mediator for international disputes?
Kazakhstan to Host Syria Talks
Another Troublesome Kyrgyz Gold Mine
May 06, 2015
Another Troublesome Kyrgyz Gold Mine
Kumtor is not Kyrgyzstan’s only divisive gold mine.
Another Troublesome Kyrgyz Gold Mine
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
May 05, 2015
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
Turkmenistan and Europe are keen to get the gas flowing, but it could just be a pipe dream.
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
May 05, 2015
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
Probably not. Attribution is difficult and there is very little verifiable information.
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
May 02, 2015
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
And other brief news updates from Central Asia
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
May 01, 2015
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
Every Central Asian state has serious issues with freedom of religion, US advisory body says.
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
The Sputtering Eurasian Economic Union
May 01, 2015
The Sputtering Eurasian Economic Union
Four months after its launch, the union is alive but struggling.
The Sputtering Eurasian Economic Union
The Uncertain Future of Turkmenistan’s Gas
May 01, 2015
The Uncertain Future of Turkmenistan’s Gas
Another delay in the TAPI pipeline comes as new options are emerging for Ashgabat.
The Uncertain Future of Turkmenistan’s Gas
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
May 01, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
Kyrgyzstan doesn't seem as excited as it once was about joining the Russian-led union.
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
April 30, 2015
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
They came, they saw, they got it completely wrong.
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
Russia and Kazakhstan's Trade War
April 30, 2015
Russia and Kazakhstan's Trade War
Not all is well in the Eurasian Economic Union, but is it a trade war?
Russia and Kazakhstan's Trade War
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
April 29, 2015
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
Every year is a bad year for press freedom across the former Soviet Union. Last year was no different.
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
Tajikistan to Local Police: Stop Forcibly Shaving Muslims
April 29, 2015
Tajikistan to Local Police: Stop Forcibly Shaving Muslims
Police should only remind young men to "take care of themselves and observe personal hygiene," not actually shave them
Tajikistan to Local Police: Stop Forcibly Shaving Muslims
Lift Off: Turkmenistan's First Communications Satellite
April 28, 2015
Lift Off: Turkmenistan's First Communications Satellite
The satellite is French-built, sits in a Monaco-designated slot, and was carried up on a US-designed rocket.
Lift Off: Turkmenistan's First Communications Satellite
Russia’s Narrative Finds an Audience in Central Asia
April 28, 2015
Russia’s Narrative Finds an Audience in Central Asia
Unpopular elsewhere, Moscow appears to be winning friends and influencing people in the former Soviet sphere.
Russia’s Narrative Finds an Audience in Central Asia
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
April 27, 2015
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
OSCE says voters were not offered a genuine choice in the election.
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
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