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Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
September 13, 2019
Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week seeks to tackle abuse of INTERPOL by autocracies.
Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia
September 13, 2019
The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia
Does a rising road lift all cargo trucks?
The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia
Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
September 12, 2019
Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?
Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government
September 09, 2019
Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government
The president of Uzbekistan reacted with new appointment and policy changes following the latest beard-shaving raids.
Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government
Uzbekistan’s Impending Water Crisis
September 05, 2019
Uzbekistan’s Impending Water Crisis
Relations are good between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, but a grave water crisis still looms.
Uzbekistan’s Impending Water Crisis
#MeTooTalgo: Kazakh Activists Push to Toughen Rape Law
August 29, 2019
#MeTooTalgo: Kazakh Activists Push to Toughen Rape Law
In Kazakhstan, discussion about sexual violence -- and how it’s treated under the law -- has hit a tipping point.
#MeTooTalgo: Kazakh Activists Push to Toughen Rape Law
A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
August 29, 2019
A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
A litigious air has swept Kyrgyzstan: It's hard to keep track of who has been detained and who could be next.
A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool
August 27, 2019
Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool
US firms are taking measures to ensure that traffic through their browsers is not intercepted by Kazakhstan's authorities.
Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool
China Opens Education Opportunities for Uzbekistan’s Youth
August 26, 2019
China Opens Education Opportunities for Uzbekistan’s Youth
The knowledge-hungry youth of Uzbekistan are ready to take up education in China.
China Opens Education Opportunities for Uzbekistan’s Youth
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy
August 21, 2019
New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy
Uzbekistan’s change of foreign policy course has its roots in a 2012 concept that recognized changing regional dynamics.
New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy
What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal
August 19, 2019
What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal
Serikzhan Bilash was released with a fine and a promise to end his activism for ethnic Kazakhs detained in China.
What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal
Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
August 14, 2019
Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.
Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
August 14, 2019
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches
August 13, 2019
Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches
The convention signed last year still has not been ratified by Russia or Iran.
Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches
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