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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?
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
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
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
February 23, 2017
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
February 15, 2017
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
New World Bank report highlights that Dushanbe is underutilizing a growing workforce.
More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
January 28, 2017
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
An Uzbek family's journey to America; ice fishermen in Kazakhstan; and politics in Tajikistan. Weekend reads.
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
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
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
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
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
December 23, 2016
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
President Emomali Rahmon’s hopeful tone belies reality and history.
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
December 17, 2016
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
A discussion of donkeyness, what’s next for Rustam Azimov, and Central Asia at 25.
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
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?
Slight Improvements in 'Monetary Welfare' in Tajikistan
November 16, 2016
Slight Improvements in 'Monetary Welfare' in Tajikistan
A World Bank survey program finds small improvements in well-being in Tajikistan, but remittances remain an issue.
Slight Improvements in 'Monetary Welfare' in Tajikistan
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
November 08, 2016
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
Realistically, Dushanbe didn't have much leverage on Moscow over allowing fights from the newest Russian airport.
Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
November 04, 2016
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
A reasonable report, an aluminium feud, and Kazakh movies; weekend reads.
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
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