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Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
April 23, 2018
Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
Russia recently proposed Tajikistan join the EAEU as an observer, downgrading previous pushes for full membership.
Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
April 18, 2018
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
Behind the mecenatismo of a former prime minister, Kazakhstan’s opposition figures find a new platform in Brussels.
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
April 17, 2018
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
The new U.S. strategy poses threats to Russian interests in Asia.
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
April 17, 2018
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Friday’s blaze was the third at the market since January.
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
April 10, 2018
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
Location, Location, Location: Ulanbaatar Still in the Running to Host Trump-Kim Summit
April 09, 2018
Location, Location, Location: Ulanbaatar Still in the Running to Host Trump-Kim Summit
The Mongolian capital is under active consideration, according to recent reports.
Location, Location, Location: Ulanbaatar Still in the Running to Host Trump-Kim Summit
Kazakh Authorities Target Media Outlets in Former Minister's Libel Suit
April 06, 2018
Kazakh Authorities Target Media Outlets in Former Minister's Libel Suit
Crying libel and defamation to hit back at critical reporting is not new to Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Authorities Target Media Outlets in Former Minister's Libel Suit
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
April 05, 2018
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
How have reforms impacted the media environment in Uzbekistan?
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
April 04, 2018
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Some Kyrgyz people believe that Nooruz collides with Muslim values, but the vast majority still celebrate anyway.
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
April 04, 2018
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
After months of diplomacy, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take the next step in resurrecting the Central Asian unified power grid.
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
April 02, 2018
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into whether Omurbek Babanov plotted to stage a coup after the October 2017 election.
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
March 29, 2018
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Despite an ongoing gas dispute, Iran seems intent on maintaining relations with Turkmenistan.
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
March 27, 2018
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
International fugitive and Kazakh opposition star Mukhtar Ablyazov urged supporters to carry blue balloons during the Nowruz holiday.
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
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