Taliban Blow Line Transmitting Uzbek Electricity to Kabul
January 27, 2016
Taliban Blow Line Transmitting Uzbek Electricity to Kabul
One blown pylon illustrates the vulnerability of electricity transmission lines in Afghanistan
Taliban Blow Line Transmitting Uzbek Electricity to Kabul
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
January 22, 2016
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
The bill was soundly rejected – but Central Asia’s inclusion in the list of “high risk” countries lingers.
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
January 21, 2016
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
There’s plenty to discuss, such as the 5 year coverup of the death of a political prisoner.
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
January 15, 2016
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat has reportedly halted the sale of foreign currencies amid worries of a devaluation.
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
A Year of 'Elections' in Central Asia
December 31, 2015
A Year of 'Elections' in Central Asia
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
A Year of 'Elections' in Central Asia
Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
December 25, 2015
Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
Plus: Nicolas Cage's stolen dinosaur skull, forced labor in Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz of the Pamirs; recommended reads.
Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
December 15, 2015
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
In Ufa the SCO set goals and in Zhengzhou they should chart a course for implementation.
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
December 12, 2015
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Russia vs Turkey and Uzbekistan’s co-opting of the ISIS threat; weekend reads.
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?
December 02, 2015
What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?
The risks of forced labor are real, but people tend to keep silent.
What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
November 20, 2015
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
Networked authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, vulnerable labor migrants, and other recommended reads.
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years
November 12, 2015
Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years
Murod Juraev’s release comes ten days after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Uzbekistan.
Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years
The Uzbeks of New York
November 07, 2015
The Uzbeks of New York
Kazakhstan’s economy and Kerry’s trip, plus more weekend reads.
The Uzbeks of New York
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
November 02, 2015
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
The U.S. is mending fences in Kyrgyzstan and avoiding offenses in Uzbekistan.
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
October 28, 2015
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
Japan: Central Asia’s ‘Third Neighbor'
October 22, 2015
Japan: Central Asia’s ‘Third Neighbor'
How can an island nation partner with one of the most landlocked corners of the globe?
Japan: Central Asia’s ‘Third Neighbor'
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