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Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
December 30, 2017
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
How did my 2017 outlook measure up to reality?
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
December 29, 2017
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
Salyanov's sister, Aida, was recently convicted of abuse of office, charges she and her supporters say were politically motivated.
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
December 28, 2017
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
With a two-day visit to Astana, the Kyrgyz president and his Kazakh counterpart steer relations back to normal.
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
December 27, 2017
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
Turkmen gas exports to China fell from October to November, with sources indicating Ashgabat isn't pumping promised volumes.
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
President Mirziyoyev Takes Aim at Uzbek Security Services
December 26, 2017
President Mirziyoyev Takes Aim at Uzbek Security Services
In his first end-of-the-year speech, the Uzbek president recounted his reform efforts and set new targets.
President Mirziyoyev Takes Aim at Uzbek Security Services
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
December 21, 2017
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
Akhror Saidakhmetov, a legal resident of the United States and a Kazakh citizen, was arrested back in 2015.
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
December 20, 2017
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
Media freedom continues to be a weak point in Central Asia.
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
December 15, 2017
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
The company reacted by suing the workers after three days of stalled talks.
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
December 14, 2017
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
December 13, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
Does Nazarbayev have a plan?
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
December 12, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
Chris Rickleton pleaded on Facebook to the new president to allow him to "return to live with my family in the country I love.”
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
December 08, 2017
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
The Kazakh president complained on national television of companies squirreling their money away abroad.
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
December 06, 2017
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
Connectivity was at the heart of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Uzbekistan this week.
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
December 06, 2017
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
Political excitement about infrastructure development in Russia's Far East seems to exist in a parallel universe.
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
December 05, 2017
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
Murod Juraev, 65, was released in 2015 after 21 years in prison. His death underscores the continued issue of political prisoners in Uzbekistan.
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
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