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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?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
June 13, 2019
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
The government’s reaction to election protests obfuscates the diverse nature of civic activism in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
June 12, 2019
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
The former Kyrgyz president accused his successor of persecuting his political opponents under the guise of anti-corruption.
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
June 10, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
Another unfree election in Kazakhstan ushers in a new president: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
June 07, 2019
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Days before presidential elections, a new movement in Kazakhstan calls on citizens to wake up and demand more say in government.
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
June 03, 2019
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
Sauytbay has reportedly left Kazakhstan for Sweden, still seeking asylum after blowing the whistle on China's Xinjiang camps.
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
May 31, 2019
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Tashkent looks to expats to bring their expertise and experience back to Uzbekistan.
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
May 29, 2019
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
New amendments set the course of revoking presidential immunity -- “serious crimes” or continued politicking.
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
May 29, 2019
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
The life cycle of a social media scandal is brief, but a recent episode raises key questions about freedom and gender equality.
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
May 28, 2019
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
Uzbekistan’s updated National Guard has increased its cooperation with foreign partners, especially China.
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
May 25, 2019
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
The details remain fuzzy, but the conclusion is clear: Something is very wrong.
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
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