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It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
November 15, 2018
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
Amid sanctions, Iran focuses on building a framework for multilateral security cooperation with Russia, China, and India.
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
November 14, 2018
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
A vibrant digital ecosystem has developed to support Central Asian migrant workers navigating the challenges of living far from home.
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
November 09, 2018
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
Arguably the entire point of touting the linkage of the BRI and the EAEU has been political.
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
Inmates Killed in Tajikistan Prison Riot
November 08, 2018
Inmates Killed in Tajikistan Prison Riot
As many as 25 inmates may have been killed in an overnight riot at a high-security prison in northern Tajikistan.
Inmates Killed in Tajikistan Prison Riot
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
November 07, 2018
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev apparently has little tolerance for demeaning treatment.
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Central Asia Gassing Up China
November 07, 2018
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Kazakhstan looks to increase its natural gas exports to China, and Turkmenistan may be gaining an old customer back.
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Small- and Medium-Sized Outrage Building Over Corruption in Mongolia
November 06, 2018
Small- and Medium-Sized Outrage Building Over Corruption in Mongolia
The public will be watching the Khurelsukh government for its reaction to massive allegations of misuse at the SME Fund.
Small- and Medium-Sized Outrage Building Over Corruption in Mongolia
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
October 29, 2018
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Ikramjan Ilmiyanov, a former adviser to previous Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, faces corruption charges.
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
October 29, 2018
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
Both the schedule and prospects for selling state assets in Kazakhstan seem as unstable as ever.
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
October 26, 2018
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Secretary Wilbur Ross praised Uzbekistan's “democratic reforms,” but what he really meant was economic reforms.
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
October 24, 2018
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
A Turkish and a German company have joined a host of others with arbitration complaints lobbed against Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
October 19, 2018
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
In 2014, 54 percent of deaths in Kazakhstan were due to cardiovascular diseases.
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
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