After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
July 15, 2016
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Meanwhile, Central Asians in Turkey worry about growing suspicion and ISIS seemingly lashes out around the world.
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
July 08, 2016
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Central Asian governments, which often conflate extremism and dissent, are unprepared for the risk they face.
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
July 07, 2016
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
A complaint against an IFC project sheds light on the opaque financial systems underlying Uzbekistan's cotton industry.
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
The Gulnara Corruption Saga: Dutch Seek 300 Million Euros in Assets
July 07, 2016
The Gulnara Corruption Saga: Dutch Seek 300 Million Euros in Assets
Dutch prosecutors are seeking to seize more than 300 million euros worth of assets linked to Gulnara Karimova.
The Gulnara Corruption Saga: Dutch Seek 300 Million Euros in Assets
Here Come the Stereotypes: Central Asians Implicated in Istanbul Attack
July 01, 2016
Here Come the Stereotypes: Central Asians Implicated in Istanbul Attack
Turkish authorities have identified the three attackers as citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan.
Here Come the Stereotypes: Central Asians Implicated in Istanbul Attack
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
The two countries were downgraded in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
In the final chapters, the mystery of Fedor Lee is solved and some of the Uzbek Koreans return to North Korea.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
June 15, 2016
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
As a security measure, Uzbekistan has reportedly closed its borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
Karimova’s Irish Connection
June 14, 2016
Karimova’s Irish Connection
If high-level talks fail, the US is poised to seize $114 million held in Irish bank accounts.
Karimova’s Irish Connection
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
June 14, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
The story continues as the Koreans transition through life in forced labor camps to building new lives in Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
June 14, 2016
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
But the tension between security and human rights hamstrings U.S. policy.
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
June 08, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Victoria Kim, in looking into her own history, dives into the story of how Koreans came to Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
May 26, 2016
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
Not only does rampant corruption undermine international investment in the country but its political nature feeds instability.
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
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