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Cars, Currency, and the Uzbek Black Market
February 13, 2016

Cars, Currency, and the Uzbek Black Market

By Catherine Putz
The unofficial exchange rates points to a deeper problem than official numbers let on.
More Bad News for Tajikistan's Economy: Vulnerability in the Banking Sector
February 12, 2016

More Bad News for Tajikistan's Economy: Vulnerability in the Banking Sector

By Catherine Putz
The IMF stands ready to help, “provided the authorities take early and substantial policy actions.”

Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016

Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters

By Catherine Putz
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.

Turkmen Government Says TAPI Survey Work Complete
February 10, 2016

Turkmen Government Says TAPI Survey Work Complete

By Casey Michel
Seems like more action for action’s sake; the big challenges remain.

The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016

The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle

By Catherine Putz
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.
Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan
February 10, 2016

Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In less than a year the IRPT has gone from sitting in Parliament to a closed-door trial.

New Alliances in Central Asia
February 09, 2016

New Alliances in Central Asia

By Pierre-Olivier Bussieres
Why Russo-Indian relations matter.
The Turkmen Shuffle
February 09, 2016

The Turkmen Shuffle

By Bradley Jardine
In the face of economic trouble, Berdymukhammedov shuffles the government’s roster.

RFE/RL Correspondent Detained at Tajik-Kyrgyz Border
February 08, 2016

RFE/RL Correspondent Detained at Tajik-Kyrgyz Border

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia's inherited borders continue to cause problems.

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan
February 08, 2016

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan

By Casey Michel
RT has been trying since 2014 to open a bureau in Tajikistan, but as of yet its reporters can't operate in the country.

What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
February 06, 2016

What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?

By Catherine Putz
Also a look at Kazakhstan’s developmental state of mind and its economic hurdles: recommended reads.
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
February 05, 2016

Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Last year Russia said it was going to increase its presence in Tajikistan, and now it’s not.

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