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July 24, 2019

Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia

By Catherine Putz
The former president says he'll be back soon after high level meetings in Moscow.
July 23, 2019

Bishkek’s Bright Bins: Recycling Comes to the Kyrgyz Capital

By Colleen Wood
A new recycling initiative in Bishkek looks snazzy, but the intended environmental impact is dubious.

July 22, 2019

Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia

By Khamza Sharifzoda
The impacts of climate change in Central Asia will be serious.

July 19, 2019

Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?

July 11, 2019

Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena

By Catherine Putz
The former president, ensconced with supporters at his home in Koi-Tash, is headed for a confrontation.
July 08, 2019

A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.

July 04, 2019

Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is likely happy to have Russia back as a customer, no matter the price.
July 04, 2019

Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review

By Catherine Putz
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.

July 02, 2019

Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction

By Paolo Sorbello
Sparked by a selfie, the brawl highlighted malaise over unequal working conditions between local and foreign workers in Kazakhstan.

July 01, 2019

Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded

By Associated Press
The fight apparently erupted over a photo of a Lebanese contractor and a female Kazakh colleague.

July 01, 2019

Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran

By Catherine Putz
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.
June 28, 2019

China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
China’s massive investment in Uzbekistan’s digital infrastructure has long-term implications.

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