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Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
January 25, 2019
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
Debate over a fine on spitting in public reveals the role of social media in developing civic participation.
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
January 25, 2019
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
January 24, 2019
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev that Germany wants to be "Uzbekistan's reliable partner."
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
January 15, 2019
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are expected to introduce a common visa, a boon to travelers in the region.
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
January 14, 2019
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
Khayrullo Mirsaidov, authorities claim, breached a court order by seeing medical treatment abroad.
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
January 09, 2019
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
As of February 1, tourists from 45 additional countries will be able to travel to Uzbekistan for 30 days without a visa.
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
January 08, 2019
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Three have additionally been charged with plotting an attack.
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2019
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
The facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism.
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
January 07, 2019
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
January 03, 2019
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
With the move, the country has discarded one more vestige of the Soviet past.
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
January 03, 2019
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
January 02, 2019
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
As the appeal of the Russian labor market has decreased, Turkey has become a more attractive option.
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
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