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On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
June 29, 2017
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
"I must admit, I love Russia very much," the Kyrgyz president said at a state dinner held in his honor in Moscow.
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
June 28, 2017
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
"So much has gone awry that most... produce little more than puzzled expressions when asked who is to blame."
20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
June 27, 2017
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Kazakhstan renamed Astana's international airport after the first and current president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
June 27, 2017
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
Scamming a corrupt system isn't, apparently, all that difficult.
What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
<em>Update</em>: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
And now for something completely different.
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
June 23, 2017
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
Russia is improving ties with offshores in Hong Kong and Singapore, but numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Russia’s Financial Carousel Crashes into Asia
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
June 21, 2017
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
A new CSIS report highlights just how important road safety is in Kazakhstan.
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
Election 2017: Making Mongolia Great Again?
June 20, 2017
Election 2017: Making Mongolia Great Again?
Exploring the role of nationalism in Mongolia's presidential campaign.
Election 2017: Making Mongolia Great Again?
Ahead of Presidential Election, Mongolia Corruption Scandal Has a New Twist
June 19, 2017
Ahead of Presidential Election, Mongolia Corruption Scandal Has a New Twist
A Facebook live video from a whistleblower resurrects a previous bribery scandal.
Ahead of Presidential Election, Mongolia Corruption Scandal Has a New Twist
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
June 16, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
June 14, 2017
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
After centralizing privately-held pensions into an agency run by the Central Bank, Astana made a few questionable investments.
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
Record Number of Tajiks Knocked at the EU's Door in 2016
June 13, 2017
Record Number of Tajiks Knocked at the EU's Door in 2016
In 2016, 830 Tajik citizens applied for asylum at the Polish border -- up from just 105 in 2014.
Record Number of Tajiks Knocked at the EU's Door in 2016
It's Official: India and Pakistan Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
June 12, 2017
It's Official: India and Pakistan Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The SCO expanded for the first time since its 2001 founding.
It's Official: India and Pakistan Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
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