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Grim News from Central Asia
March 13, 2015
Grim News from Central Asia
A string of bad news has emerged from the region.
Grim News from Central Asia
How Netanyahu Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks
March 13, 2015
How Netanyahu Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks
Far from being a spoiler, Netanyahu inadvertently facilitated negotiations between the U.S. and Iranian governments.
How Netanyahu Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks
International Lenders Bet on Tajikistan
March 12, 2015
International Lenders Bet on Tajikistan
With loans from the World Bank and the ADB, Tajikistan strengthens its infrastructure.
International Lenders Bet on Tajikistan
The Boris Nemtsov Assassination and Central Asia
March 05, 2015
The Boris Nemtsov Assassination and Central Asia
The murder of an opposition figure in Moscow has its parallels in Central Asia.
The Boris Nemtsov Assassination and Central Asia
Bumbling Trio of Would-Be Terrorists Arrested in New York
March 01, 2015
Bumbling Trio of Would-Be Terrorists Arrested in New York
Three Central Asian men are accused of an amateurish plot to aid ISIS in an attack on the U.S.
Bumbling Trio of Would-Be Terrorists Arrested in New York
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
February 24, 2015
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
Those countries that rely on migrant remittances in particular are feeling the pinch.
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
HSBC Scandal Unveils Central Asian Figures
February 17, 2015
HSBC Scandal Unveils Central Asian Figures
Citizens from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have been involved in some murky Swiss banking.
HSBC Scandal Unveils Central Asian Figures
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
February 17, 2015
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
Recent reports suggest a shift in the region’s security calculations.
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
Uzkebistan: Rumors of Karimov’s Demise Emerge Again
February 15, 2015
Uzkebistan: Rumors of Karimov’s Demise Emerge Again
Rumors about the death of Uzbekistan’s president appear again in opposition media outlets. Another hoax?
Uzkebistan: Rumors of Karimov’s Demise Emerge Again
Kazakhstan Continues to Face Challenges in 2015
February 13, 2015
Kazakhstan Continues to Face Challenges in 2015
On both the economic and diplomatic fronts, the difficulties of 2014 have not gone away.
Kazakhstan Continues to Face Challenges in 2015
UN Rapporteur Slams Kazakhstan on Rights
February 09, 2015
UN Rapporteur Slams Kazakhstan on Rights
The country’s hardline approach to protests could derail its campaigns for the Olympics and UN Security Council.
UN Rapporteur Slams Kazakhstan on Rights
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
February 05, 2015
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
Astana, Moscow and Beijing are among those buying gold in reaction to a thriving dollar.
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
China's Central Asian Opportunity
February 05, 2015
China's Central Asian Opportunity
China might be a saving grace for Central Asia's economies.
China's Central Asian Opportunity
Central Asia's Ruble Awakening
February 03, 2015
Central Asia's Ruble Awakening
The ruble's collapse is a wake-up call for Central Asia's economies: the only way out is to look away from Moscow.
Central Asia's Ruble Awakening
Central Asia as a Source of ISIS Militants
February 02, 2015
Central Asia as a Source of ISIS Militants
A recent report suggests a surge in the number of Central Asians heading off to fight with ISIS. Really?
Central Asia as a Source of ISIS Militants
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
January 28, 2015
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
Despite Russian concerns, Chinese media predict a new "homestead act" will boost Chinese migration to the Far East.
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
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