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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?
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
December 05, 2018
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Kazakhstan’s political arena has little room for new parties or old foes.
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
November 30, 2018
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
The United Nations has established a new Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region.
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
November 30, 2018
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Wonder how he feels about satire?
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
November 28, 2018
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
The SDPK looks headed for a split while former President Atambayev and his successor, Jeenbekov, lob fiery rhetoric.
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
November 27, 2018
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
It's likely to never be clear, but claims by the Islamic State to be behind the riot make the question critical.
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
November 21, 2018
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Uzbekistan is increasingly playing an active role in supporting its labor migrants, a change from the Karimova era.
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
November 20, 2018
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
While only 75 of its intended 335 meters have been built, the first turbine at Rogun has gone into operation with much fanfare.
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
November 17, 2018
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
If passed, the act has great potential to expand economic relations between the U.S. and Mongolia.
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
November 15, 2018
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
Amid sanctions, Iran focuses on building a framework for multilateral security cooperation with Russia, China, and India.
How Iran Aims to Build a Multilateral Security Cooperation Framework
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
November 14, 2018
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
A vibrant digital ecosystem has developed to support Central Asian migrant workers navigating the challenges of living far from home.
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
November 09, 2018
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
Arguably the entire point of touting the linkage of the BRI and the EAEU has been political.
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
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