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Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
January 15, 2019
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are expected to introduce a common visa, a boon to travelers in the region.
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
January 14, 2019
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
Khayrullo Mirsaidov, authorities claim, breached a court order by seeing medical treatment abroad.
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
January 09, 2019
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
As of February 1, tourists from 45 additional countries will be able to travel to Uzbekistan for 30 days without a visa.
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
January 08, 2019
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Three have additionally been charged with plotting an attack.
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2019
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
The facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism.
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
January 07, 2019
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
January 03, 2019
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
With the move, the country has discarded one more vestige of the Soviet past.
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
January 03, 2019
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
January 02, 2019
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
As the appeal of the Russian labor market has decreased, Turkey has become a more attractive option.
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
December 24, 2018
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
President Mirziyoyev wants the legislative branch to become the guardian of his reforms.
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
December 21, 2018
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Gender violence is a pervasive problem in Kyrgyzstan. A local NGO is trying to address it by working with men.
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
December 21, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
Uzbekistan's efforts to expand religious freedoms in the country have not gone unnoticed, but challenges remain.
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
December 13, 2018
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
Turkmen activist-in-exile Fareed Tukhbatullin explains the “deplorable” economic reality in his home country.
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
The Unattainable Uzbek <em>Propiska</em>
December 10, 2018
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Cancellation of the propiska requirement in Uzbekistan has not materialized despite government promises.
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
December 05, 2018
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
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