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Amid Economic Woes, Kazakhstan Loosens Grip on Currency
July 15, 2015
Amid Economic Woes, Kazakhstan Loosens Grip on Currency
Astana is moving toward a free-floating currency, but that's still a few years away.
Amid Economic Woes, Kazakhstan Loosens Grip on Currency
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
July 15, 2015
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
A story about 25 Tajik ISIS recruits seems to have became a story about one Tajik ISIS recruit.
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
The Final Iran Deal Is Here: What Iran Gives Up, What Iran Gets
July 14, 2015
The Final Iran Deal Is Here: What Iran Gives Up, What Iran Gets
After 20 months of sustained negotiation, Iran and the P5+1 group of powers have reached a final agreement.
The Final Iran Deal Is Here: What Iran Gives Up, What Iran Gets
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
July 14, 2015
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
Ashgabat is plagued by geography but also dramatic state mismanagement of the country’s limited water resources.
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
Why Is India Hopeful About Iran and Central Asia?
July 14, 2015
Why Is India Hopeful About Iran and Central Asia?
Modi wants to connect India to Central Asia through Iran, in a way.
Why Is India Hopeful About Iran and Central Asia?
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
July 14, 2015
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
Authorities stress that the fight was just a fight, not a pending geopolitical flash point.
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
July 11, 2015
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
Kazakhstan has a press problem and other links.
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
July 10, 2015
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Shared styles of government and pipeline interests bridge the Caspian, bringing Azerbaijan and Central Asia together.
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
July 10, 2015
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
Mongolia's president held a meeting with Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko in Ufa, Russia.
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
Tajikistan Uses Laws to Crush Islamist Opposition
July 10, 2015
Tajikistan Uses Laws to Crush Islamist Opposition
Dushanbe is dismantling the Islamic Renaissance Party, hewing to the letter, but not the spirit, of the law.
Tajikistan Uses Laws to Crush Islamist Opposition
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
July 09, 2015
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
A donation of military vehicles to a regime with a poor human rights record is questioned in Congress.
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
What to Expect as Leaders of BRICS, SCO and EEU Gather in Russia
July 08, 2015
What to Expect as Leaders of BRICS, SCO and EEU Gather in Russia
BRICS to chart a course, SCO to expand, and the EEU to link up with the Chinese Silk Road.
What to Expect as Leaders of BRICS, SCO and EEU Gather in Russia
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
July 08, 2015
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
Leaning on history, India and Central Asia eye further security and economic cooperation.
A 'New Chapter' for India and Central Asia?
Can Modi Visit Move TAPI Forward?
July 06, 2015
Can Modi Visit Move TAPI Forward?
A visit to Turkmenistan this week is an opportunity to jump-start the flagging project.
Can Modi Visit Move TAPI Forward?
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
July 06, 2015
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
Kazakhstan’s president speaks on language, corruption, and the transition of power.
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
July 03, 2015
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
Trick Question: How do you research extremism without looking like someone researching extremism?
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
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