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Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
March 24, 2017
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
Seasons of migration to the north: stories of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
March 23, 2017
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
If the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor doesn’t live up to the hype, Russia may stand to benefit.
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
March 11, 2017
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
What is happening on the border? It's decidedly more than nothing.
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
Call Me, Dushanbe: Telia Wants Out of Tajikistan
March 02, 2017
Call Me, Dushanbe: Telia Wants Out of Tajikistan
Getting out of the Eurasian market is proving to be troublesome.
Call Me, Dushanbe: Telia Wants Out of Tajikistan
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
Decoding Central Asia: What’s Next for the US Administration?
February 28, 2017
Decoding Central Asia: What’s Next for the US Administration?
A secure and stable Central Asia is in the interest of the United States.
Decoding Central Asia: What’s Next for the US Administration?
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
February 24, 2017
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Democracy seems to be going into a global decline.
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
February 22, 2017
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
The only numbers soaring in Turkmenistan are at the polls; meanwhile the economy deteriorates.
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
February 21, 2017
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
A new alliance emerges and Central Asian militants fight on all sides of the war.
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
February 14, 2017
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's name is part of the comedy, but the butt of the joke is the Trump administration.
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
February 03, 2017
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Tashkent wants nearly $1 billion in frozen assets back, but the state is complicit in the original corruption.
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
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