Menu
Account
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
March 29, 2018
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Despite an ongoing gas dispute, Iran seems intent on maintaining relations with Turkmenistan.
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
March 27, 2018
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
International fugitive and Kazakh opposition star Mukhtar Ablyazov urged supporters to carry blue balloons during the Nowruz holiday.
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
March 24, 2018
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
Can Uzbekistan help Afghanistan reach peace?
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
Kazakhstan’s Financial Restructuring Continues Despite Failed Mergers
March 22, 2018
Kazakhstan’s Financial Restructuring Continues Despite Failed Mergers
After two expected mergers failed, Kazakhstan's banking sector remains profoundly unbalanced, with the Halyk-Qazkom tandem as a hegemon.
Kazakhstan’s Financial Restructuring Continues Despite Failed Mergers
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
March 15, 2018
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
Kuandyk Bishimbayev, a young rising political star, faced a rapid downfall after being accused of embezzlement.
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation
March 14, 2018
Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation
Jailed Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev claims he was tortured and a judge agreed to grant his petition for an expert's examination.
Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
March 13, 2018
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
Turkmenistan’s president is not going to Astana on March 15 because he’ll be returning from another, more important, trip.
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
March 12, 2018
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
For over two decades, the Uzbek-Tajik relationship has been marred by tension, but a recent bilateral visit may mark a true thaw.
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
March 10, 2018
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
Recommended reading: Tajikistan's crusade, abetted by Turkey; some nuance on the Belt and Road and a focus on Uzbek tourism.
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads
March 09, 2018
Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads
Reform and regime consolidation in Uzbekistan share much of the same path, what comes next is key.
Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
March 08, 2018
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
The IBAHRI says the case against Ata-Meken lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova may violate UN rules ensuring rule of law.
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
March 07, 2018
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
“It is up to Russia," said Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in reference to suggestions that Moscow open a second base in the country.
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
March 02, 2018
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
One of the men arrested is the youngest son of Kyrgyzstan's former ambassador to the United States.
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
March 01, 2018
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is set to visit Tajikistan March 9-10.
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief