After Modi's Visit, Is Central Asia Open for Indian Business?
July 28, 2015
After Modi's Visit, Is Central Asia Open for Indian Business?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Central Asia is an important moment for Indian business to increase its presence in the region.
After Modi's Visit, Is Central Asia Open for Indian Business?
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
July 17, 2015
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
Updates on reaction to U.S. human rights award for jailed Kyrgyz and some recommended Central Asia links for the weekend.
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
US to Seize $300 Million in Uzbek Bribery Case
July 16, 2015
US to Seize $300 Million in Uzbek Bribery Case
The U.S. is latest to join in seizing assets related to a global Uzbek bribery scandal.
US to Seize $300 Million in Uzbek Bribery Case
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
July 10, 2015
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Shared styles of government and pipeline interests bridge the Caspian, bringing Azerbaijan and Central Asia together.
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
July 08, 2015
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
Leaning on history, India and Central Asia eye further security and economic cooperation.
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
July 02, 2015
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
Meanwhile, there were similar incidents on the Kyrgyz and Tajik borders.
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
What Should US Policy in Central Asia Be?
June 29, 2015
What Should US Policy in Central Asia Be?
Continued pressure and broader engagement are crucial.
What Should US Policy in Central Asia Be?
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
June 24, 2015
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
The region's rankings can't get much lower and no one expects them to get better, either.
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
June 18, 2015
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
Everyone agrees water is a growing problem in the region, but the states of Central Asia can’t agree on what to do.
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
June 13, 2015
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
Is the EU's new regional strategy the same as its last regional strategy? Not entirely.
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
June 10, 2015
UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
Ban Ki-moon is traveling to all five Central Asian states and will work hard to avoid one big elephant.
UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
Will All Roads in Central Asia Eventually Lead to China?
June 09, 2015
Will All Roads in Central Asia Eventually Lead to China?
Increased Chinese involvement in the region is a source of both fascination and fear.
Will All Roads in Central Asia Eventually Lead to China?
The Desolation of Merv
June 06, 2015
The Desolation of Merv
230 years ago, one of the Islamic world's most important cities was completely laid to ruin.
The Desolation of Merv
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
June 06, 2015
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
Russia and Kazakhstan mull the right to be forgotten and Stroehlein is tired of excuses.
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
June 05, 2015
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
Elena Urlaeva was taking pictures of people forced to labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
What Does Rule of Law Look Like in Central Asia?
June 04, 2015
What Does Rule of Law Look Like in Central Asia?
Heavy focus on order and security, perhaps more aptly called rule by law.
What Does Rule of Law Look Like in Central Asia?
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