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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
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
March 30, 2016
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
The Yiwu-Tehran train is a significant part of Beijing’s plans for regional integration.
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
March 25, 2016
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
The people of Kazakhstan have made their preferences clear.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
Trumpmenbashi
March 22, 2016
Trumpmenbashi
What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America.
Trumpmenbashi
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
March 22, 2016
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
International efforts are slowly bringing hope to an otherwise grim situation.
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
The Chinese Smuggler and the Iran Deal
March 21, 2016
The Chinese Smuggler and the Iran Deal
A Chinese national is imprisoned for supplying U.S.-origin items to Iran’s nuclear program.
The Chinese Smuggler and the Iran Deal
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
March 17, 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Scapegoating the NGOs and LGBT community won’t fix country’s economy.
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
March 02, 2016
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
The gains are significant, but are they enough to make Iran change course?
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death
February 22, 2016
Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death
A Mongolian conservationist is found dead and his family wants answers.
Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
February 18, 2016
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
Kazakhstan’s plan to privatize its state industries is ambitious, but it faces some major barriers.
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
China in the Caucasus
February 06, 2016
China in the Caucasus
For Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, China is an important investor and possible regional stabilizer.
China in the Caucasus
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
February 05, 2016
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
December 23, 2015
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
December 03, 2015
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
November 16, 2015
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
While detained in a Kyrgyzstan prison cell, our reporter speaks with some former ISIS members.
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
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