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No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia
May 03, 2022

No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Methodology isn’t a headline buzzword, but an improving rank certainly is -- no matter the context.
Crossroads Asia Seeks Summer 2022 Interns
May 02, 2022

Crossroads Asia Seeks Summer 2022 Interns

By Catherine Putz

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement
May 02, 2022

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement

By Elizabeth Woods and Thomas Baker
Only recently has Central Asia become a policy priority for Tehran, which now sees the region as a potential “bridge” between Iran and the East.

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
April 29, 2022

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
ISKP’s expanded media campaign seeks to recruit ethnic Tajik and nationals as well as incite militant violence against Tajikistan.

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations
April 28, 2022

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations

By Catherine Putz
Like clockwork: After Temirov released a new investigative report last week, the authorities piled on new charges.
‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan
April 28, 2022

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is, indeed, looking at Ukraine carefully and thinking seriously. 

Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan
April 27, 2022

Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan stands to benefit as Russian companies look to move out of Russia in order to trade globally again.
Kazakhstani Banks Eye the Spoils of Sanctioned Russian Subsidiaries
April 26, 2022

Kazakhstani Banks Eye the Spoils of Sanctioned Russian Subsidiaries

By Paolo Sorbello
Russian banks operating in Kazakhstan were thriving before the war. Now CenterCredit has bought Alfa-Bank’s assets in Kazakhstan.

Are Kyrgyzstan and the US Finally Nearing a New Bilateral Cooperation Agreement?
April 26, 2022

Are Kyrgyzstan and the US Finally Nearing a New Bilateral Cooperation Agreement?

By Catherine Putz
In recent interviews both U.S. officials and the Kyrgyz president have suggested that Bishkek and Washington may be nearing the signing of a new Bilateral Cooperation Agreement.

Mixed Fortunes for Kazakh Grain?
April 20, 2022

Mixed Fortunes for Kazakh Grain?

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
While Kazakhstan has the potential to be an influential player in the global grain economy, it needs to first overcome domestic and logistic challenges.

Kazakhstan Imposes Quota on Wheat Exports
April 19, 2022

Kazakhstan Imposes Quota on Wheat Exports

By Catherine Putz
Regional integration is often touted as a logical solution to problems like food insecurity, but it won’t necessarily solve a region-wide problem.
Can Kazakhstan Become Carbon Neutral by 2060? 
April 18, 2022

Can Kazakhstan Become Carbon Neutral by 2060? 

By Kamila Auyezova and Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
If the necessary policies are implemented, the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060 is ambitious, but achievable.

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