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Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
November 17, 2017
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
The Paradise Papers leak shows that Sauat Mynbayev, a key in Kazakhstan's energy sector, could have conspired to hide millions in offshore havens.
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
November 16, 2017
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
The Kazakh-Kyrgyz rift continues to widen as Atambayev's presidency wanes.
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality
November 14, 2017
Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality
Uzbekistan wants to breathe life into regional cooperation with the help of the UN and EU.
Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality
At the Samarkand Conference, Bilateral Bad Blood and Mistrust Loom Large
November 11, 2017
At the Samarkand Conference, Bilateral Bad Blood and Mistrust Loom Large
At a regional security conference, bilateral bad blood sidetracks greater cooperative ambitions.
At the Samarkand Conference, Bilateral Bad Blood and Mistrust Loom Large
Chechnya Could Force Russia's Hand on the Rohingya Crisis
November 09, 2017
Chechnya Could Force Russia's Hand on the Rohingya Crisis
Ramzan Kadyrov's strong words on the Rohingya's persecution could impact Russia-Myanmar ties.
Chechnya Could Force Russia's Hand on the Rohingya Crisis
Tajikistan's Presidential Family Ousts Competitor in the Fuel Market
November 01, 2017
Tajikistan's Presidential Family Ousts Competitor in the Fuel Market
Tajik police detained a prominent businessman, leaving room for the president's son-in-law.
Tajikistan's Presidential Family Ousts Competitor in the Fuel Market
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
October 28, 2017
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
Meanwhile, "cautious optimism" about Uzbekistan and a quick lesson on Soviet history in the region; weekend reading.
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
Server Shenanigans: Local Media Reports Kyrgyz Campaign Used Government Server
October 27, 2017
Server Shenanigans: Local Media Reports Kyrgyz Campaign Used Government Server
An explosive investigation by Kloop points to possible collaboration between Jeenbekov’s campaign and the government.
Server Shenanigans: Local Media Reports Kyrgyz Campaign Used Government Server
Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan
October 26, 2017
Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan
From the ADB to junk bond-hungry investors, Dushanbe is pulling in financial help. But will it make a difference?
Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan
An Uzbek President Touches Down in Turkey for the First Time in 18 Years
October 25, 2017
An Uzbek President Touches Down in Turkey for the First Time in 18 Years
As Mirziyoyev heads to Ankara, conditions are ripe for a rapprochement in bilateral ties.
An Uzbek President Touches Down in Turkey for the First Time in 18 Years
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
October 24, 2017
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
The October 15 vote raises expectations of policy continuity in a country that has to balance regional, strategic interests.
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
October 23, 2017
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
For the past month, lack of gasoline, price increases, and public discontent highlighted Kazakhstan's infrastructural and institutional impasse.
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
The Gordian Rail Tie: Russia’s Mythic Belt and Road Cooperation
October 20, 2017
The Gordian Rail Tie: Russia’s Mythic Belt and Road Cooperation
Is Russia-Chinese cooperation all that it’s cracked up to be or is it just whistles-stops and empty promises?
The Gordian Rail Tie: Russia’s Mythic Belt and Road Cooperation
EBRD Approves First New Projects for Uzbekistan Since 2007
October 20, 2017
EBRD Approves First New Projects for Uzbekistan Since 2007
After a decade-long gap, the European bank is returning to financing new projects in Uzbekistan.
EBRD Approves First New Projects for Uzbekistan Since 2007
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
October 19, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
Kazakhstan has stymied trade at the border, but the quicksand poured first from President Atambayev’s mouth.
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
October 18, 2017
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
As some voters celebrate the conclusion of the vote, others vent frustration with government pressure and broken systems.
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
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