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Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
April 25, 2019
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Turkmenistan needs a sale, and Russia probably got a good price.
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
April 24, 2019
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
Moon took the long way home from the United States, spending eight days visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
April 23, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
Two meetings -- of Nur Otan in Nur-Sultan and an assembly of youths in Almaty -- tell a tale of two Kazakhstans.
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
April 22, 2019
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
Do Kazakhs have a choice when it comes to the June 9 election?
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
How Can Kazakhstan Revitalize Its Civil Society?
April 19, 2019
How Can Kazakhstan Revitalize Its Civil Society?
By marshaling its Western-educated youth, Kazakhstan can both boost its education system and empower its civil society.
How Can Kazakhstan Revitalize Its Civil Society?
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
April 18, 2019
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
April 17, 2019
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
What can be done to better support Kazakhstan's teachers?
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
April 17, 2019
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
Kyrgyz-Germany relations on an even keel; Kyrgyz domestic politics a brewing storm.
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
April 11, 2019
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Zokirjon Almatov, brought out of retirement, recently gave an interview in which he discussed Andijan, a sensitive topic.
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
April 09, 2019
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
One really has to wonder what the point of all this political theater has been?
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
April 09, 2019
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
Insights from George Voloshin.
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
April 08, 2019
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
Occasional flare-ups of frustration at the border undercut booming talk of greater regional cooperation.
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
April 03, 2019
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
The first of two rival party congresses on April 3 sets up Kyrgyzstan's biggest political party for a genuine split.
A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
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