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Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
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Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
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Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Impoverished and oppressed, Central Asian migrants to Russia make perfect targets for extremist recruiters.
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Unlikely Partners: Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Union
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Unlikely Partners: Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Union
Even if the economic rewards aren’t astronomical, the partnership is beneficial for both sides.
Unlikely Partners: Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Union
Rafsanjani: The Iranian Revolution’s Unlikely Reformer
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Rafsanjani: The Iranian Revolution’s Unlikely Reformer
No one embodied the travails and contradictions of Iran’s Revolution as deeply as the late Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Rafsanjani: The Iranian Revolution’s Unlikely Reformer
Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
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Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
Uranium tailings in South Kyrgyzstan pose an environmental risk in Central Asia.
Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
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Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
Russia realizes the importance of partnership with China, but remains suspicious and cautious.
Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
Welcome to the Tuva Republic
Photo Essays
Welcome to the Tuva Republic
Famed for its vibrant culture around the world, the region remains among the most disconnected inside Russia.
Welcome to the Tuva Republic
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
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Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
The World Nomad Games were great fun, but also securitized, commercialized, politicized, and nationalized.
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
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Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
ISIS often features Central Asia’s children in its propaganda videos, labeling them “Cubs of the Caliphate.”
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
Photo Essays
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
A week of earnest competition, friendly contests, and a full-on Central Asian Burning Man-like festival.
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
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China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
An attack in Kyrgyzstan drives home what Beijing has long feared: Uyghur militants are integrating into global networks.
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
A Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
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A Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
What does the future hold without the only leader Uzbekistan has ever known?
A Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
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Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
Despite its problems, Kyrgyzstan may be Central Asia's most stable state. Here's why.
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
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The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
A crackdown in Tajikistan has led to a little noticed surge in Tajik asylum seekers in Europe -- particularly Poland.
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
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Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Central Asian governments, which often conflate extremism and dissent, are unprepared for the risk they face.
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
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Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
A major debate on the contentious issue of land reforms is underway in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
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