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Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
February 22, 2019
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The Kazakh president told his government to resign following public protests in the capital in recent weeks.
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
February 22, 2019
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
The National Guard may be at a new high, but a recent scandal suggests it is far from an exemplar domestic security force.
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
February 21, 2019
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
As Astana seeks to increase its global standing, its foreign aid expenditures have grown.
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
February 13, 2019
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
The foreign minister was clear that Uzbekistan’s ongoing reforms are irreversible.
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
February 01, 2019
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
January 31, 2019
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
Ashgabat is still trying to cut expenses wherever it can, and even foreign companies are feeling the pinch.
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
January 30, 2019
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Awareness about reproductive health and access to contraceptives are unevenly distributed across Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
January 25, 2019
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
Debate over a fine on spitting in public reveals the role of social media in developing civic participation.
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
January 25, 2019
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
January 24, 2019
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev that Germany wants to be "Uzbekistan's reliable partner."
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
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