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Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration
January 13, 2020

Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration

By Catherine Putz
Nearly a year after a tragic fire, mothers in Kazakhstan continue to stage protests against insufficient government support.
Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border
January 10, 2020

Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
The Uzbek and Tajik sides have also moved on to demarcating their border, after extensive delimitation talks.

Secret Trial Hands Ex-Uzbek Diplomat Sentence for Treason
January 09, 2020

Secret Trial Hands Ex-Uzbek Diplomat Sentence for Treason

By Catherine Putz
The unfolding of Yusupov's case stands in direct contrast with the Uzbek government’s professions of progress and reform.

Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan
January 09, 2020

Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Regional cooperation and security were the top-line items of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells’ recent trek to Tajikistan.

9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan
January 07, 2020

9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The nine men are all conscientious objectors, imprisoned for refusing compulsory military service.
A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees
January 07, 2020

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

By Catherine Putz
As Beijing seeks deportations, ethnic Kazakhs strive to remain out of China’s grasp.

Final Tally on Uzbekistan’s New Parliament: A 2014 Repeat?
January 07, 2020

Final Tally on Uzbekistan’s New Parliament: A 2014 Repeat?

By Catherine Putz
By the numbers, Uzbekistan's new parliament is very much like the previous one.
Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
January 03, 2020

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia
December 31, 2019

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
After visits to Ukraine and Belarus early in the new year, Pompeo will touch down in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan
December 31, 2019

Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Two employees of the re-named Sapat school network are reportedly in detention. A Bishkek court has stalled their extradition.

12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan
December 27, 2019

12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan

By Associated Press
The morning crash took place shortly after takeoff near Almaty, Kazakhstan.
What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?
December 27, 2019

What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president discussed hot topics -- corruption, development, free speech -- at his second annual press conference.

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