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Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War
August 12, 2022

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War

By Catherine Putz
The warning came after a video surfaced of a migrant leader in the Russian city of Perm urging compatriots form a “volunteer battalion.”

Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?
August 11, 2022

Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?

By Julian Dierkes and Jangar Tsembel
Antonio Guterres' participation in a tree-planting ceremony was a high-profile boost for the Mongolian government's One Billion Trees campaign.
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border
August 09, 2022

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border

By Catherine Putz
Settling a border is not an easy task, but Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan seem to be entering the final phases of doing so.

Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities
August 09, 2022

Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities

By Niginakhon bintu Saida
President Mirziyoyev’s new government is taking measures to close the gender gap in the country's education sector as the higher education system goes through major changes. 

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia
August 09, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia

By Tuvshinzaya Gantulga
The war reminded Mongolians that they now have no choice but to prepare for all eventualities, because no other country will step in to save them.

What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?
August 08, 2022

What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?

By Akram Umarov and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Tashkent has sought to serve as a broker between the Taliban and the world to keep Afghanistan on the global agenda.

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time
August 05, 2022

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time

By Catherine Putz
The timing of an August 3 briefing on a months-old separatism case in Petropavl was no coincidence.
Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 
August 05, 2022

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 

By Paolo Sorbello
Medvedev has since deleted the social media post and blamed hackers.

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted
August 04, 2022

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted

By Catherine Putz
The blocking and unblocking of certain social media platforms over the last year stems from a data localization law signed in January 2021.

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan
August 03, 2022

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Prominent Pamiri activists and figures have been pursued by the authorities through a variety of means, with those in Russia seemingly at the greatest risk of extradition or rendition.

Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark
August 03, 2022

Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark

By Nina Lesikhina
Solar energy may be a great solution to the climate change problem, but local communities must benefit first. 
Why Can’t Turkmen Citizens in Turkey Travel Back Home?
August 02, 2022

Why Can’t Turkmen Citizens in Turkey Travel Back Home?

By Merdan Amanov
Although Ashgabat has resumed limited flights to Russia and the UAE, there are still no regular public flights to and from Turkey.

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