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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
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
September 07, 2016
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
September 03, 2016
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?
August 16, 2016
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
August 11, 2016
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?
July 08, 2016
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
June 15, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
A major debate on the contentious issue of land reforms is underway in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
June 08, 2016
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
May 20, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
At Dordoi Bazaar, the economic promise of the EEU appears remote.
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Russia's Economy in 2016
May 11, 2016
Russia's Economy in 2016
Falling oil prices and sanctions drive home the need for structural economic reform in Russia.
Russia's Economy in 2016
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
April 28, 2016
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
Georgia has become a major hub for China's Silk Road plans, despite being left out entirely in the early stages.
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
April 22, 2016
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
The boxer is following a path first blazed by the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao.
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
April 01, 2016
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
The Kyrgyz-Uzbek border has rarely been tranquil, but the latest escalation is significant.
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
April 01, 2016
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
Forced labor and financial opacity are the greatest sins of Uzbekistan’s cotton industry.
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
April 01, 2016
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
Kazakhstan and China hope to make Khorgos Eastern Gate the new crossroads of Eurasia.
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
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