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Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
June 22, 2015
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
The consortium of companies says the giant field will be at full capacity by the end of 2017.
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
Tajikistan's Former Special Police Commander Appears in Second ISIS Video
June 19, 2015
Tajikistan's Former Special Police Commander Appears in Second ISIS Video
In his second video, Gulmurod Halimov threatens his brother and a government cleric.
Tajikistan's Former Special Police Commander Appears in Second ISIS Video
Uzbekistan and the ‘Illusion of Stability’
June 19, 2015
Uzbekistan and the ‘Illusion of Stability’
A recent visit by the UN secretary general focused attention on human rights issues in Uzbekistan and the region.
Uzbekistan and the ‘Illusion of Stability’
Pew Survey: Irredentism Alive and Well in Russia
June 19, 2015
Pew Survey: Irredentism Alive and Well in Russia
Clearly the policies of President Vladimir Putin don’t exist in a vacuum.
Pew Survey: Irredentism Alive and Well in Russia
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
June 18, 2015
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
Everyone agrees water is a growing problem in the region, but the states of Central Asia can’t agree on what to do.
Thirsty Yet? Central Asia's Coming Water Crisis
Ban Ki-moon’s Plain Speaking in Central Asia
June 17, 2015
Ban Ki-moon’s Plain Speaking in Central Asia
On a recent tour of the region, the UN Secretary-General was impressively forthright about human rights.
Ban Ki-moon’s Plain Speaking in Central Asia
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
June 17, 2015
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
The median age is about 25 in Central Asia, but those who set policies are decidedly older and less reform-inclined.
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
Are the Kyrgyz Who Join ISIS Mostly Uzbeks?
June 17, 2015
Are the Kyrgyz Who Join ISIS Mostly Uzbeks?
Five years after inter-ethnic violence displaced thousands in southern Kyrgyzstan, tensions remain and rumors abound.
Are the Kyrgyz Who Join ISIS Mostly Uzbeks?
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
June 16, 2015
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
Qatar has reportedly secured the release of four Tajik border guards kidnapped by the Taliban in December.
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
June 15, 2015
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
The state anticorruption agency, which is headed by the president's son, recently arrested a presidential personnel adviser.
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
Can Kazakhstan’s Silicon Valley Effort Succeed?
June 14, 2015
Can Kazakhstan’s Silicon Valley Effort Succeed?
The country is making a big effort to develop its IT sector.
Can Kazakhstan’s Silicon Valley Effort Succeed?
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
June 13, 2015
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
One great article and two podcasts you shouldn’t miss. Central Asia links.
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
June 13, 2015
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
Is the EU's new regional strategy the same as its last regional strategy? Not entirely.
Europe's New Central Asia Strategy
Meet the Next Member of the World Trade Organization
June 11, 2015
Meet the Next Member of the World Trade Organization
After 20 years, the region’s biggest economy is set to join the World Trade Organization.
Meet the Next Member of the World Trade Organization
Kazakhstan-Russia Relations: With Liberals Like These…
June 11, 2015
Kazakhstan-Russia Relations: With Liberals Like These…
A supposedly liberal Russian media figure comes out as irredentist.
Kazakhstan-Russia Relations: With Liberals Like These…
What's the Price of Tajik Electricity in Kyrgyzstan?
June 11, 2015
What's the Price of Tajik Electricity in Kyrgyzstan?
It's reportedly been settled: Kyrgyzstan will pay 2.5 cents per kWh, up from 2.0 cents last summer.
What's the Price of Tajik Electricity in Kyrgyzstan?
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