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Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
May 23, 2019
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
When getting into university is based mostly on an entrance exam, high school doesn't really matter -- only exam prep does.
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
May 16, 2019
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
Looking at the “bigger picture” is not always best.
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
May 15, 2019
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
May 14, 2019
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
A panel of experts say that prospects for genuine reform in Uzbekistan look promising, but are not guaranteed.
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
May 09, 2019
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
The challenges facing native language journalism in Kyrgyzstan can be addressed with concerted effort and some assistance.
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
Banks in Kazakhstan Give Mergers a Go, Again
May 07, 2019
Banks in Kazakhstan Give Mergers a Go, Again
Three smaller banks in Kazakhstan will decide about a merger this month; meanwhile, large players are poised for changes too.
Banks in Kazakhstan Give Mergers a Go, Again
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
May 03, 2019
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
The protest mood looks likely to grow as Kazakhstan approaches snap presidential elections.
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
April 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
April 30, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
A handful of people will technically run for the Kazakh presidency, but are they just “puppets” in a play?
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
April 25, 2019
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Turkmenistan needs a sale, and Russia probably got a good price.
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
April 24, 2019
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
Moon took the long way home from the United States, spending eight days visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
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