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What Can Be Done About Central Asia's Water and Electricity Woes?
October 27, 2016
What Can Be Done About Central Asia's Water and Electricity Woes?
It’s politics that will damn the project billed by funders as a step toward regional energy security.
What Can Be Done About Central Asia's Water and Electricity Woes?
Kyrgyzstan Bans Pornographic and Violent Movies
October 25, 2016
Kyrgyzstan Bans Pornographic and Violent Movies
Pornography may be the headline item, but the list of prohibited topics is huge, including regime change and violence.
Kyrgyzstan Bans Pornographic and Violent Movies
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Tracing the Quran's Journey
Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum
October 24, 2016
Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum
The president's party, SDPK, cited “irreconcilable political views” as its reason for withdrawing from the coalition.
Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum
Nazarbayev and the Rise of the Kleptocrats
October 24, 2016
Nazarbayev and the Rise of the Kleptocrats
A new report details, in part, how Kazakhstan’s president has helped define the new authoritarian normal.
Nazarbayev and the Rise of the Kleptocrats
Beware the Limits of Foreign Aid in Tajikistan
October 21, 2016
Beware the Limits of Foreign Aid in Tajikistan
International assistance may not go as far as some claim it will.
Beware the Limits of Foreign Aid in Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan Can’t Find Constitution, Referendum To Change It Moves Forward
October 20, 2016
Kyrgyzstan Can’t Find Constitution, Referendum To Change It Moves Forward
Unless something truly surprising happens, it looks like Kyrgyzstan will have a referendum on December 11.
Kyrgyzstan Can’t Find Constitution, Referendum To Change It Moves Forward
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
October 20, 2016
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
A bit more light on the manner in which post-Soviet elites access American property markets, and presidential nominees.
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
From Almaty to Soho: Did a Kazakh Oligarch Launder Money Through a Trump Property?
October 20, 2016
From Almaty to Soho: Did a Kazakh Oligarch Launder Money Through a Trump Property?
A Financial Times investigation picks through the murky path from the former mayor of Almaty to Trump Soho.
From Almaty to Soho: Did a Kazakh Oligarch Launder Money Through a Trump Property?
Why Chinese Money Is not the Answer to Mongolia's Economic Woes
October 20, 2016
Why Chinese Money Is not the Answer to Mongolia's Economic Woes
Mongolia weighs IMF financing against Chinese alternative.
Why Chinese Money Is not the Answer to Mongolia's Economic Woes
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
October 19, 2016
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
Kazakhstan is looking to assign blame for the protests in two separate trials.
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
October 18, 2016
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
October 17, 2016
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
The oil project met its deadline, but will it be sustainable?
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
Why Is the Kazakh President's 'Cold' Making News?
October 13, 2016
Why Is the Kazakh President's 'Cold' Making News?
Because it’s a decent lede into a discussion of politics and presidential succession.
Why Is the Kazakh President's 'Cold' Making News?
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
October 13, 2016
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
The Kremlin has various links with leading far-right figures undergirding Trump’s candidacy.
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
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