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Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
May 23, 2017
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
What Iran's Election Means for the World
May 18, 2017
What Iran's Election Means for the World
On May 19, Iran's choice is simple: engagement or isolation.
What Iran's Election Means for the World
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
May 03, 2017
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
New investments (some not even involving China) make Georgia an attractive link between Asia and Europe.
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
May 02, 2017
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Astana will face a number of practical and political issues in promoting renewable energy sources.
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
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
March 08, 2017
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
March 01, 2017
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
January 12, 2017
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
December 13, 2016
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?
November 09, 2016
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
October 18, 2016
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
September 30, 2016
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
September 20, 2016
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
September 17, 2016
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
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