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Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
July 12, 2018
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
Khayrullo Mirsaidov reported corruption in a November 2017 open letter. On July 11 he was convicted of embezzlement.
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
July 11, 2018
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
Tashkent will also introduce a five-day visa-free transit scheme, positioning the country as a better Eurasian hub.
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
July 09, 2018
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
China's troubled CEFC will pass on a deal to buy a majority stake in KMGI, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan's Kazmunaigas.
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
July 09, 2018
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is one area in which the U.S. might rightfully rethink its approach.
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
July 06, 2018
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
Unexpectedly, Uzbekistan levied only a small fine on a man the state says has links to the IMU.
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
July 06, 2018
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
The details of Dushanbe’s human rights violations tell the story of a state afraid of its own people but not of international law.
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
June 28, 2018
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
Bad governance structures and rampant corruption underpin a system that lacks justice.
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
June 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
A second former prime minister was arrested last week in conjunction with the unfolding power plant corruption saga.
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
June 26, 2018
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Mukhtar Ablyazov's efforts to orchestrate protests from abroad have had feeble results. But Kazakh authorities are taking no chances.
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
June 22, 2018
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, head of the Kazakh Senate, suggested Nazarbayev won't run in 2020 -- then walked the comment back.
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
June 19, 2018
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
The apparent scheme wasn’t carried out, but implicates former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev.
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
June 19, 2018
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
What does male migration have to do with water scarcity in Central Asia?
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
June 11, 2018
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
Batka don’t take no mess: Belarus’ Lukashenko threatens rail transit from Asia to Europe.
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
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