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Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
July 26, 2019
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
The former president returns confident his palling around with Putin will save him. But will it?
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns
July 25, 2019
Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns
Comparing Tajikistan’s last two reviews by the Human Rights Committee, it’s clear Dushnabe isn’t interested in improvement.
Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns
Left Behind in Russia’s Far East
July 24, 2019
Left Behind in Russia’s Far East
Yakutia, land of permafrost and diamonds, is on the crossroads of destiny.
Left Behind in Russia’s Far East
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
July 24, 2019
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
The former president says he'll be back soon after high level meetings in Moscow.
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
Bishkek’s Bright Bins: Recycling Comes to the Kyrgyz Capital
July 23, 2019
Bishkek’s Bright Bins: Recycling Comes to the Kyrgyz Capital
A new recycling initiative in Bishkek looks snazzy, but the intended environmental impact is dubious.
Bishkek’s Bright Bins: Recycling Comes to the Kyrgyz Capital
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
July 22, 2019
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
The impacts of climate change in Central Asia will be serious.
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
July 19, 2019
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
July 11, 2019
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
The former president, ensconced with supporters at his home in Koi-Tash, is headed for a confrontation.
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
July 08, 2019
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
July 04, 2019
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
Ashgabat is likely happy to have Russia back as a customer, no matter the price.
Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
July 04, 2019
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
July 02, 2019
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Sparked by a selfie, the brawl highlighted malaise over unequal working conditions between local and foreign workers in Kazakhstan.
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
July 01, 2019
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
The fight apparently erupted over a photo of a Lebanese contractor and a female Kazakh colleague.
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
July 01, 2019
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
With a new agreement on an old tunnel, and Tehran on the hunt for friends, the tide is pulling Iran and Tajikistan back together for now.
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
June 28, 2019
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
China’s massive investment in Uzbekistan’s digital infrastructure has long-term implications.
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
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