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Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
February 22, 2018
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
Human rights groups say Namunjon Sharipov was forcibly returned to Tajikistan.
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
The 3 Dilemmas for Russian Policy in Asia
February 22, 2018
The 3 Dilemmas for Russian Policy in Asia
Moscow lacks a coherent policy plan for Asia and lags behind on regional engagement.
The 3 Dilemmas for Russian Policy in Asia
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
February 20, 2018
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
Hit by scandals across Central Asia, Telia to sell its stake in Kcell, the largest mobile operator, to state-owned Kazakhtelecom.
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
February 16, 2018
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
The Trans-Caspian International Transit Route is set to reinvigorate regional economic growth.
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
February 14, 2018
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
Before the attack, Akilov was in touch with Islamic State recruiters via messaging apps.
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
February 13, 2018
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov just made his second visit to Iran in less than six months, this time to talk regional issues like Afghanistan.
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
February 06, 2018
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
Corruption remains a top problem for Kyrgyzstan, even as citizens are optimistic about the country's direction.
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
February 06, 2018
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Citizens of 39 countries promised simplified visa procedures and 7 countries granted visa-free travel to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
February 02, 2018
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
Uzbekistan, especially, needs to confront the underlying economic issues behind labor migration.
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
February 01, 2018
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
President Mirziyoyev’s dismissal of Rustam Inoyatov may be power consolidation, but it may also clear the way for reforms.
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
January 30, 2018
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
The young generation most comfortable with technology is faced with a mix of old and new problems in Kazakhstan.
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
January 30, 2018
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
While temperatures plummeted in the Kyrgyz capital, anger rose over failures at a power plant modernized three years ago.
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
January 26, 2018
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
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