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Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
April 17, 2019
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
What can be done to better support Kazakhstan's teachers?
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
April 17, 2019
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
Kyrgyz-Germany relations on an even keel; Kyrgyz domestic politics a brewing storm.
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
April 11, 2019
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Zokirjon Almatov, brought out of retirement, recently gave an interview in which he discussed Andijan, a sensitive topic.
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
April 09, 2019
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
One really has to wonder what the point of all this political theater has been?
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
April 09, 2019
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
Insights from George Voloshin.
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
April 08, 2019
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
Occasional flare-ups of frustration at the border undercut booming talk of greater regional cooperation.
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
April 03, 2019
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
The first of two rival party congresses on April 3 sets up Kyrgyzstan's biggest political party for a genuine split.
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
April 03, 2019
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government's progress.
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
April 02, 2019
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
The U.S.-led efforts to broker peace get top billing, but Uzbek efforts are worth watching closely.
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
April 01, 2019
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
As ethnic Kyrgyz and Kazakhs continue to disappear into Chinese detention, Bishkek and Nur-Sultan are staying quiet.
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
April 01, 2019
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Returned labor migrants’ entrepreneurial skills are underutilized. A new project seeks to change that.
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
March 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
Three departments will be abolished, their staff and duties shuffled into other parts of the government.
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
March 29, 2019
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
A minute expansion of Kant and an agreement on hydropower cooperation were some of the outcomes of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
March 27, 2019
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges that Sater plotted to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
Uzbekistan Widens Engagement Beyond the Usual Partners
March 27, 2019
Uzbekistan Widens Engagement Beyond the Usual Partners
Judging from Mirziyoyev’s travel plans, Uzbekistan’s ambitions remain high and its circles of engagement are widening.
Uzbekistan Widens Engagement Beyond the Usual Partners
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