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Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
July 11, 2019
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
The former president, ensconced with supporters at his home in Koi-Tash, is headed for a confrontation.
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
July 08, 2019
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
July 04, 2019
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
Ashgabat is likely happy to have Russia back as a customer, no matter the price.
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
July 04, 2019
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
July 02, 2019
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Sparked by a selfie, the brawl highlighted malaise over unequal working conditions between local and foreign workers in Kazakhstan.
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
July 01, 2019
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
The fight apparently erupted over a photo of a Lebanese contractor and a female Kazakh colleague.
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
July 01, 2019
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
With a new agreement on an old tunnel, and Tehran on the hunt for friends, the tide is pulling Iran and Tajikistan back together for now.
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
June 28, 2019
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
China’s massive investment in Uzbekistan’s digital infrastructure has long-term implications.
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
June 26, 2019
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
The incident is not the first to send smoke and shells into the air outside Arys, Kazakhstan.
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
June 25, 2019
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
June 25, 2019
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
A draft law proposing gender quotas for Kyrgyzstan’s village councils could help increase women’s representation at the local level.
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
June 24, 2019
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
With new initiatives and new infrastructure, trade plays a dominant role in bilateral relations between Tashkent and Kabul.
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
June 20, 2019
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
An agreement slated for September 2019 hopes to ensure equal pension rights across the EAEU.
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
June 18, 2019
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
A new WSJ report cites a Tajik official claiming China is much more deeply involved in Tajikistan than it admits.
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
June 18, 2019
What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
As a new U.S. Ambassador heads to Turkmenistan, the time is ripe to assess American interests in the Central Asian state.
What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
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