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US, UK Embassies Issue Terror Warning for Kyrgyzstan
October 12, 2016
US, UK Embassies Issue Terror Warning for Kyrgyzstan
Both warn of possible terror attacks and kidnapping in October, but provide few other details.
US, UK Embassies Issue Terror Warning for Kyrgyzstan
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
October 07, 2016
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
Dushanbe has ensured that future targets of the state may not have anyone to defend them.
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
Good Riddance? Tony Blair Parts Ways With Kazakstan
October 07, 2016
Good Riddance? Tony Blair Parts Ways With Kazakstan
Blair’s 5-year tenure with Kazakhstan led the former PM to become Astana’s most outspoken defender in the West.
Good Riddance? Tony Blair Parts Ways With Kazakstan
Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
October 06, 2016
Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
Sochi once seemed doomed to fall into post-Olympics neglect. Ironically, Russia's recession has lifted the city's fate.
Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
October 05, 2016
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Azimjon Askarov’s Retrial Begins in Kyrgyzstan
October 04, 2016
Azimjon Askarov’s Retrial Begins in Kyrgyzstan
The Askarov case dredges up sensitive subjects and shines a critical light on Central Asia's “island of democracy.”
Azimjon Askarov’s Retrial Begins in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan Sentences 2 Journalists for Embezzlement
October 03, 2016
Kazakhstan Sentences 2 Journalists for Embezzlement
Astana says the father-son pair embezzled millions, others call the convictions politically motivated.
Kazakhstan Sentences 2 Journalists for Embezzlement
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
September 29, 2016
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
The August 30 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek came after al-Qaeda's leader praised Uyghur terrorists.
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
September 27, 2016
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
September 23, 2016
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Atambayev reportedly experienced heart problems en route to New York and detoured to Turkey. Now he's in Moscow.
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
September 22, 2016
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
To usher its few tourists to their Potemkin resorts.
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
September 21, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
It's a little misleading, Vietnam started negotiating the agreement in 2013--before the EEU existed.
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
September 20, 2016
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Meanwhile, in Geneva Tajikistan's human rights record will be up for discussion.
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
September 19, 2016
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
“The Tsar wanted to kill everyone. We were saved by Lenin.”
Memorializing (and Avoiding) the Great Urkun in Kyrgyzstan
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
September 16, 2016
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
There’s been no succession war, but the transition doesn’t change economic reality. Uzbekistan-themed weekend reads.
Is Everything Going as Planned in Uzbekistan?
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