Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Features
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Don’t hold your breath waiting for democratic transitions in Central Asia.
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Features
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
A Fillip for the TAPI Pipeline
Features
A Fillip for the TAPI Pipeline
In the run-up to the groundbreaking ceremony the troubled pipeline has enjoyed a financial and geopolitical boost
A Fillip for the TAPI Pipeline
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
Features
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
While detained in a Kyrgyzstan prison cell, our reporter speaks with some former ISIS members.
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
Features
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
The foreign agents law has paralyzed NGOs in Russia. Now Kyrgyzstan is considering similar legislation.
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
Kyrgyzstan Decides
Photo Essays
Kyrgyzstan Decides
What did election day in Bishkek look like?
Kyrgyzstan Decides
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
Features
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
The region’s leaders have been playing up the ISIS threat. How real is it?
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
Features
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
The euphoria of summer is bumping up against some tricky political realities.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
Trouble in Tajikistan
Features
Trouble in Tajikistan
The ISIS obsession of President Emomali Rahmon could lead to further turmoil.
Trouble in Tajikistan
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Features
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Features
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Why the closure of seven charter schools in Tajikistan has regional implications.
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Features
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Plans by the country to open its borders to other EEU members could bring some nasty side effects.
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Features
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Tensions over the 2010 Kyrgyz coup are giving way to growing links.
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Features
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Infrastructure and transit projects offer new opportunity for the region.
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
Interviews
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
The Diplomat talks to Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, to find out.
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
Features
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
Could an Iranian financial comeback challenge Sunni dominance of global Islamic finance?
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
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