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Despite Devaluation, Turkmenistan Economy Outperforms Its Neighbors
January 10, 2015
Despite Devaluation, Turkmenistan Economy Outperforms Its Neighbors
The country is not completely immune from the ruble’s collapse, but it looks better off than the rest of Central Asia.
Despite Devaluation, Turkmenistan Economy Outperforms Its Neighbors
Some Rare Good News for Central Asia
January 07, 2015
Some Rare Good News for Central Asia
After a grim 12 months, 2015 begins on a somewhat more positive note.
Some Rare Good News for Central Asia
Eurasian Economic Union: Dead on Arrival?
January 05, 2015
Eurasian Economic Union: Dead on Arrival?
The new bloc officially formed on January 1, to remarkably little fanfare.
Eurasian Economic Union: Dead on Arrival?
Nursultan Nazarbayev’s TV Tour
December 31, 2014
Nursultan Nazarbayev’s TV Tour
Kazakhstan’s president has been a fixture on television in recent weeks. What message is he sending?
Nursultan Nazarbayev’s TV Tour
Reluctant Kyrgyzstan Officially Joins EEU
December 25, 2014
Reluctant Kyrgyzstan Officially Joins EEU
The Eurasian Economic Union is not dead yet. But the indicators are not good.
Reluctant Kyrgyzstan Officially Joins EEU
Drop in Migrant Remittances a Problem for Central Asian Economies
December 23, 2014
Drop in Migrant Remittances a Problem for Central Asian Economies
As Russia slides into recession Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan face sharp falls in migrant remittances.
Drop in Migrant Remittances a Problem for Central Asian Economies
Ruble Collapse a Problem for Central Asia
December 21, 2014
Ruble Collapse a Problem for Central Asia
The steep declines in Russia’s currency pose major dilemmas for the countries of Central Asia.
Ruble Collapse a Problem for Central Asia
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
December 20, 2014
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
Beyond the EEU photo-ops, relations are at their lowest point in the post-Soviet era.
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
Central Asia’s Hydropower Spat
December 19, 2014
Central Asia’s Hydropower Spat
Uzbekistan’s repeated attempts to block Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from building hydropower plants are futile.
Central Asia’s Hydropower Spat
Kazakh Apps, Between Trends and Control
December 18, 2014
Kazakh Apps, Between Trends and Control
Astana develops some new tools for messaging and language-learning.
Kazakh Apps, Between Trends and Control
Yes, Uzbekistan Is Putin’s Friend
December 15, 2014
Yes, Uzbekistan Is Putin’s Friend
Russia’s president offers a generous dose of debt forgiveness to keep Uzbekistan close.
Yes, Uzbekistan Is Putin’s Friend
A Common Currency for the EEU?
December 11, 2014
A Common Currency for the EEU?
Russian officials certainly seem to think so. Others seem less enthused.
A Common Currency for the EEU?
Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
December 07, 2014
Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
The activities of Russia’s FSB in Central Asia – and Ukraine – share much in common with an earlier time.
Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
December 05, 2014
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
South and Central Asia leaders sign an agreement that appears to have little chance of going anywhere.
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
December 01, 2014
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
The country seems to be deriving little benefit from greater integration with Russia.
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
November 27, 2014
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
Some recent developments appear to have taken the U.S.-backed initiative beyond the concept stage.
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
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