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Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
August 13, 2018
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
August 10, 2018
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Aitmatov and Altay are “beacons to guide those willing to bear a price to be free.”
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
August 09, 2018
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
The last five consecutive mayors of Bishkek have been accused of corruption -- not a great record.
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
August 08, 2018
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
So, how does a 10-year-old end up on a list of wanted persons? In Tajikistan, by relation to an exiled dissident.
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
August 07, 2018
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
Dushanbe has essentially called the video reportedly showing the attackers pledging allegiance to the Islamic State a false flag.
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
<em>Hokim</em> Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
August 06, 2018
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is shaking up local governance structure.
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
August 01, 2018
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, was released on a suspended sentence and will not be deported to China.
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
China and Japan’s Investment Competition in Mongolia
August 01, 2018
China and Japan’s Investment Competition in Mongolia
Is the development competition between China and Japan beneficial or detrimental to Mongolia?
China and Japan’s Investment Competition in Mongolia
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
July 31, 2018
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
Meanwhile, Dushanbe has reflexively accused the IRPT of coordinating the attack.
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
July 30, 2018
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
Two Americans, a Dutch citizen, and a Swiss citizen were killed while cycling in southern Tajikistan.
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
July 27, 2018
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
The complexities of international relations aside, is Kazakhstan going to choose China over Kazakhs?
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
July 26, 2018
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
Raiymbek Matraimov was fired on Atambayev’s last day in office. A Bishkek court ruled his firing illegal.
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
July 23, 2018
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
After buying out its main competitor, Kazakhstan's largest lender could plan to establish a subsidiary in Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
July 13, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
Mirziyoyev has worked hard to position Uzbekistan as an effective mediator in the Afghanistan conflict.
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
July 12, 2018
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
Khayrullo Mirsaidov reported corruption in a November 2017 open letter. On July 11 he was convicted of embezzlement.
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
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