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US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
October 23, 2014
US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
Recent legislation in Kyrgyzstan inhibiting gay rights puts the country at odds with the U.S.
US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
October 22, 2014
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
A lack of culpability between company and state fuels workers’ rights suppression.
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
October 21, 2014
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
The presence of an ethnic Kazakh among separatists in Eastern Ukraine is another reason for Astana to worry.
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
October 18, 2014
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Qassem Suleimani has long been a key player in Iran's foreign policy. Now he's stepping into the limelight.
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
October 16, 2014
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
The government appears worried about a growing Taliban presence near its border.
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
The Kremlin Turns to China
October 14, 2014
The Kremlin Turns to China
A decade after the demarcation of the Sino-Russian Border, Russia is becoming increasingly dependent on China.
The Kremlin Turns to China
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
October 14, 2014
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
When it comes to the prospects for Afghanistan’s power sharing arrangement, history is not encouraging.
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
October 08, 2014
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
Tajik authorities have apparently blocked access to 200 sites.
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
October 07, 2014
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
Moscow’s attempts to expand the Eurasian Economic Union, latterly with statelets, continue to meet resistance.
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
October 06, 2014
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
The new power sharing agreement takes an unstable country into unchartered territory.
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
October 06, 2014
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
Wildly overstating the threat Islamic State poses to the region justifies calls for more curbs on civil liberties.
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
October 03, 2014
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
Recent satellite imagery shows that the Aral Sea continues to disappear.
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
Russia’s Chokehold on Kyrgyzstan
October 03, 2014
Russia’s Chokehold on Kyrgyzstan
Why all is not quite what it seems in Moscow-Bishkek relations.
Russia’s Chokehold on Kyrgyzstan
Russia Sanctions Hit Central Asia Hard
October 02, 2014
Russia Sanctions Hit Central Asia Hard
Russia is not the only economy affected by the post-Crimea sanctions.
Russia Sanctions Hit Central Asia Hard
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
October 02, 2014
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
Despite some signs of progress, the littoral states remain apart on key issues.
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
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