Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
August 23, 2016
Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
Nothing says happy birthday like shutting out the neighbors.
Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
August 19, 2016
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
In an already underreported region, journalists face jail simply for doing their jobs.
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
August 11, 2016
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
Oksana Chusovitina is the first gymnast in Olympic history to appear in seven Games.
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
August 04, 2016
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
Washington needs to clarify how new C5+1 projects either build on or differ from previous endeavors.
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
August 02, 2016
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
The stay--which lasts until October 31--aims to give Washington and Tashkent more time to negotiate.
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
July 21, 2016
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
Dushanbe signs on an Italian company for construction, Tashkent says the project is a leftover of “Soviet megalomania.”
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
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
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