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Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
October 17, 2018
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
Mirziyoyev’s first trip to Europe was dominated by the search for investment in France.
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
October 15, 2018
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan's Central Bank stripped Astana Banki's license, while Tsesnabank benefited from a government reshuffle.
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
October 11, 2018
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
The decision highlights Kazakhstan's continued navigation of sensitivities with China.
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
October 04, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Only two former Kyrgyz presidents actually still enjoy immunity, but only one -- Almazbek Atambayev -- looks like a target.
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
October 03, 2018
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Western companies operating at Karachaganak agreed to pay Kazakhstan $1.1 billion, ending an enduring spat with the government
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
October 03, 2018
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
The deal will see Kazakhstan receive a $1.1 billion payment and an amended production-sharing agreement.
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
September 29, 2018
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
The violent response to Zere Asylbek kyzy’ art reflects gendered expectations about women embodying the nation in Central Asia.
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
September 28, 2018
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
In its increasing Asian petrochemical business, Russia may be separating business from politics
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
September 27, 2018
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
As of 2019, according to a recent decree, Ashgabat will no longer provide free electricity, gas, drinking water and salt to its citizens.
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
September 24, 2018
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
Ilyas Khrapunov is hit with a $500 million fine for allegedly aiding Mukhtar Ablyazov's reported embezzlement.
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
September 21, 2018
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
Blatant electoral fraud in the Primorsky Krai gubernatorial election spells trouble for Putin.
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
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