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Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
September 11, 2018
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
Ethnic Kazakhs have opened the window for the world to hear what's happening in Xinjiang, but Kazakhstan remains quiet.
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
September 10, 2018
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
As Uzbekistan's police force undergoes reform, China is a major international partner in the effort.
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
September 05, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
Since 2016, Turkey has pressed for Kyrgyzstan to close Gulen-linked schools. So far, Bishkek continues to resist.
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
August 30, 2018
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
An education-focused, U.S.-based NGO has become the first such organization to be registered in Uzbekistan in over a decade.
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
August 23, 2018
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
India’s soft power push could be threatened by tension stemming from medical students’ bumpy integration in Kyrgyzstan.
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
Two Years Later: Who <em>Isn’t</em> Skipping the World Nomad Games?
August 23, 2018
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
The Kyrgyz say several leaders, including the president of Uzbekistan, are set to attend the third World Nomad Games.
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
August 22, 2018
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Renewed relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan bring long-awaited relief, yet security is a major concern.
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
August 21, 2018
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Seventeen years after his last official visit, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visited Tashkent and Samarkand.
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
August 14, 2018
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
A group of ethnic Kyrgyz who moved to Kyrgyzstan last year from Afghanistan have returned to the Pamirs -- why?
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
August 13, 2018
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
August 10, 2018
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Aitmatov and Altay are “beacons to guide those willing to bear a price to be free.”
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
August 09, 2018
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
The last five consecutive mayors of Bishkek have been accused of corruption -- not a great record.
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
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