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The Significance of Kazakhstan’s Growing Role in Peacekeeping Operations
March 01, 2019
The Significance of Kazakhstan’s Growing Role in Peacekeeping Operations
Kazakhstan is preparing to send a second batch of peacekeepers abroad.
The Significance of Kazakhstan’s Growing Role in Peacekeeping Operations
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
February 28, 2019
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
Recent documentaries explore the contours of the Kazakh diaspora and challenge mainstream assumptions about migration and assimilation.
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
February 26, 2019
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
After the abrupt firing of the Kazakh government last week, a new cabinet was immediately approved.
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
February 26, 2019
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
What should be made of recent reporting that shows evidence of a Chinese paramilitary presence in Tajikistan?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
February 22, 2019
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
New research on youth in Central Asia attempts to untangle young people’s political attitudes and preferences on their own terms.
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
February 22, 2019
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The Kazakh president told his government to resign following public protests in the capital in recent weeks.
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
February 22, 2019
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
The National Guard may be at a new high, but a recent scandal suggests it is far from an exemplar domestic security force.
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
February 21, 2019
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
As Astana seeks to increase its global standing, its foreign aid expenditures have grown.
How Costly is Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy?
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
February 13, 2019
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
The foreign minister was clear that Uzbekistan’s ongoing reforms are irreversible.
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
February 01, 2019
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
January 31, 2019
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
Ashgabat is still trying to cut expenses wherever it can, and even foreign companies are feeling the pinch.
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
January 30, 2019
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Awareness about reproductive health and access to contraceptives are unevenly distributed across Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
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