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Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
March 31, 2017
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
Who will defend the defenders when all the lawyers are detained?
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
March 30, 2017
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Ali Khamenei and Iran's hardliners may want to sideline Hassan Rouhani, but getting there is risky.
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
March 29, 2017
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Soviet-era uranium mining and waste facilities spread across Central Asia remain a serious public and environmental risk.
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
March 27, 2017
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
It's just protests and arrests all the way down.
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
March 24, 2017
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
March 23, 2017
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
If the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor doesn’t live up to the hype, Russia may stand to benefit.
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
March 23, 2017
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
March 22, 2017
Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
Who says a corruption scandal is ever really over? An old Kyrgyz banking scandal shows up in Manafort's Ukraine dealings.
Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
March 21, 2017
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
The line's collapse represents yet another unsuccessful attempt at regional integration.
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
March 16, 2017
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Mirziyoyev paid his first visit to Turkmenistan while their main joint project – a pipeline to China – was being killed.
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
March 16, 2017
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
After a decade, the EBRD may be returning to Uzbekistan – riding optimism that a new regime can chart a new course.
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
March 14, 2017
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
In recent days a handful of lawsuits have been filed against two Ata-Meken lawyers and two media outlets.
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
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