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Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
February 14, 2018
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
Before the attack, Akilov was in touch with Islamic State recruiters via messaging apps.
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
February 13, 2018
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov just made his second visit to Iran in less than six months, this time to talk regional issues like Afghanistan.
What Did the Uzbek Foreign Minister's Iran Visit Achieve?
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
February 06, 2018
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
Corruption remains a top problem for Kyrgyzstan, even as citizens are optimistic about the country's direction.
Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
February 06, 2018
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Citizens of 39 countries promised simplified visa procedures and 7 countries granted visa-free travel to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
February 02, 2018
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
Uzbekistan, especially, needs to confront the underlying economic issues behind labor migration.
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
February 01, 2018
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
President Mirziyoyev’s dismissal of Rustam Inoyatov may be power consolidation, but it may also clear the way for reforms.
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
January 30, 2018
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
The young generation most comfortable with technology is faced with a mix of old and new problems in Kazakhstan.
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
January 30, 2018
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
While temperatures plummeted in the Kyrgyz capital, anger rose over failures at a power plant modernized three years ago.
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
January 26, 2018
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
January 23, 2018
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia is taking a more active role in engaging with Afghanistan.
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
January 17, 2018
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
President Vladimir Putin wants Russian businesses to bring their money back to the homeland. But is it worth it?
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Why Iran's Monarchy Could Unite a Divided Country
January 13, 2018
Why Iran's Monarchy Could Unite a Divided Country
How the Persian monarchy once saved -- and may yet again save -- Iran.
Why Iran's Monarchy Could Unite a Divided Country
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