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Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
March 22, 2017
Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
Who says a corruption scandal is ever really over? An old Kyrgyz banking scandal shows up in Manafort's Ukraine dealings.
Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
March 21, 2017
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
The line's collapse represents yet another unsuccessful attempt at regional integration.
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
March 14, 2017
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
In recent days a handful of lawsuits have been filed against two Ata-Meken lawyers and two media outlets.
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
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?
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
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
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
February 27, 2017
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
Omurbek Tekebayev was detained Sunday as part of a corruption investigation -- supporters say it's all politics.
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
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
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
February 16, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
The contenders are already gathering for what will surely be Central Asia's most dynamic election to date.
Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
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
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
February 06, 2017
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
The troubling treatment of converted Baptists highlights the growing problem of radicalization in Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
February 03, 2017
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
The January 16 crash at Manas may have blown back the cover of a smuggling operation.
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
January 30, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
The presidential elections later this year will be a major test for Kyrgyzstan's democracy and Atambayev's intentions.
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
January 24, 2017
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2017
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
A strike in Kazakhstan, Dushanbe to phase out marshrutkas and Turkmenistan’s deepening crisis; recommended reads.
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
January 20, 2017
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
An open letter from Central Asia scholars to the International Crisis Group, along with Crisis Group's response.
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
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