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Turkey’s Growing Influence in Central Asia
October 13, 2022

Turkey’s Growing Influence in Central Asia

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
Ankara, seeking alternatives to its often tense relations with the West, sees in Central Asia many great opportunities.
What to Watch for at the 6th CICA Summit 
October 12, 2022

What to Watch for at the 6th CICA Summit 

By Catherine Putz
Eurasia certainly needs confidence-building measures, but whether the CICA summit can make progress amid many regional difficulties is unclear.

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription
October 08, 2022

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia is not typically a destination for refugees. Now it is having to figure out a policy response on the fly.

CIS Gathers for Informal Summit in Russia Amid Tension, War
October 07, 2022

CIS Gathers for Informal Summit in Russia Amid Tension, War

By Catherine Putz
The informal CIS meeting in St. Petersburg coincides with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday, but it won’t be much of a celebration.

Kazakhstan Headed for Election Lacking Competition 
October 06, 2022

Kazakhstan Headed for Election Lacking Competition 

By Catherine Putz
As usual, there will be multiple names on the ballot come November 20 but only one real choice.
Tajik Journalist Abdullo Ghurbati Sentenced to 7.5 Years After Closed-Door Trial
October 05, 2022

Tajik Journalist Abdullo Ghurbati Sentenced to 7.5 Years After Closed-Door Trial

By Catherine Putz
Half a dozen journalists in Tajikistan have been detained in the last few months in a worrying, and wide, crackdown on media in the country.

Final Hurdles to Settling the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border: Local Opposition
October 05, 2022

Final Hurdles to Settling the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border: Local Opposition

By Catherine Putz
Outside the Kyrgyz president's recent meeting with residents in Uzgen, villagers reportedly held signs reading “It is better to give life than land!”
Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?
October 04, 2022

Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?

By Catherine Putz
Moscow denies that Central Asians are being conscripted into the Russian military, but the risk is real.

Russia Opens More Border Draft Offices Amid Call-up Exodus
September 30, 2022

Russia Opens More Border Draft Offices Amid Call-up Exodus

By Associated Press
Russian officials said they would hand call-up notices to all eligible men who were trying to leave the country.

Why Mongolia Is Steering Clear of Full Membership in the SCO
September 29, 2022

Why Mongolia Is Steering Clear of Full Membership in the SCO

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia was the first observer state in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and it has been content to remain there even as other countries upgrade to member status.

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Acquitted of Drugs Charges, Released
September 28, 2022

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Acquitted of Drugs Charges, Released

By Catherine Putz
And so ends a prosecution that many human rights activists characterized as persecution.
The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
September 28, 2022

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
A protocol reportedly signed over the weekend would see both vacate four border posts each but is shadowed by domestic critiques in Kyrgyzstan and a lack of clarity in Tajikistan.

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