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A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
January 14, 2017
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
Discontent will never disappear, but dissent may become dangerous.
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
January 12, 2017
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
Rustam Emomali is the new mayor of Tajikistan's capital.
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
January 10, 2017
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
While ISIS draws in men to fight, it draws women to serve, marry, and remarry.
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
January 09, 2017
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
A previously heralded visa liberalization has been punted to 2021.
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
Russia's Buddhist Republic
January 04, 2017
Russia's Buddhist Republic
In Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, the remnants of Buddhism sit in the Soviet Union’s lingering shadow.
Russia's Buddhist Republic
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
December 29, 2016
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Accountability is good in governments and editors, a look back at my 2016 Central Asia Outlook
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
December 07, 2016
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
Central Asia watchers were genuinely surprised by the decision, and cautiously hopeful.
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
December 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
Controversial, and insulting, posts on social media have landed another Kazakh in jail.
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
December 01, 2016
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
As ISIS comes under pressure in Mosul, Central Asian fighters find themselves trapped.
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
Tajikistan Revokes Journalists' Accreditation For Reporting Facts
November 30, 2016
Tajikistan Revokes Journalists' Accreditation For Reporting Facts
RFE/RL’s Tajik Service reported facts listed on a government website and was punished for it.
Tajikistan Revokes Journalists' Accreditation For Reporting Facts
Is Nazarbayev’s New Personality Cult a Prelude to an Exit?
November 24, 2016
Is Nazarbayev’s New Personality Cult a Prelude to an Exit?
A new banknote with Nazarbayev's image and a possible eponymous renaming of Astana may signal a potential departure.
Is Nazarbayev’s New Personality Cult a Prelude to an Exit?
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
November 24, 2016
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
A new database pools information about political exiles pursued across borders by the states of Central Asia
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
November 19, 2016
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
Also, a lucrative apartment sale in Manhattan and China’s Central Asian belt.
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
November 16, 2016
Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
How will Donald Trump's election affect the balance of power in Central Asia?
Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
November 14, 2016
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
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