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UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
June 06, 2017
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Does it matter that two new flags will rise in Beijing?
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
June 05, 2017
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
In the latest Global Peace Index, Central Asia shows improvement.
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
Iran Courts Tajikistan
May 31, 2017
Iran Courts Tajikistan
What does Tehran’s focus on building relations with Dushanbe mean for Central Asia?
Iran Courts Tajikistan
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
May 27, 2017
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
“Do people know what the laws are? If not, do the laws matter?”
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
May 25, 2017
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
Practice makes perfect, right? Tajikistan and Russia to hold counterterror drills next week.
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
May 25, 2017
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
May 24, 2017
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
If passed, a range of crimes, from joining a terrorist group to separatism, could be grounds to lose citizenship.
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
US Transfers $6 Million in Vehicles and Equipment to Tajikistan
May 12, 2017
US Transfers $6 Million in Vehicles and Equipment to Tajikistan
More stuff for Tajikistan's border services, courtesy of Washington.
US Transfers $6 Million in Vehicles and Equipment to Tajikistan
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
May 03, 2017
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Probably not. American interests in the region remain fundamentally tied to interests outside the region.
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Central Asian Echoes in <em>Non-Democratic Politics</em>
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
May 01, 2017
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
Central Asia is but a barometer for the current state of global press freedoms.
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
April 18, 2017
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
Reports say that he was killed in an airstrike on Mosul over the weekend, but he's been declared dead before.
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
April 12, 2017
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
On Tuesday, the first direct commercial flight between the neighboring countries in 25 years landed in Dushanbe.
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
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