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Getting Nationalism Just Right in Kazakhstan
February 02, 2016

Getting Nationalism Just Right in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Too little Kazakh nationalism and too much Russian nationalism are both problems for Astana.
The Death of Timur
February 01, 2016

The Death of Timur

By Catherine Putz
Timur died before finishing what he set out to do: reconstitute the Mongol Empire.

Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?
January 30, 2016

Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?

By Catherine Putz
Considering new regional dynamics and more: recommended reads

Russia Ready to Help Turkmenistan Protect its Afghan Border
January 29, 2016

Russia Ready to Help Turkmenistan Protect its Afghan Border

By Catherine Putz
Of course, Ashgabat says it doesn’t need the help but the offer stands.

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia
Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?
January 26, 2016

Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?

By Catherine Putz
Russian-Turkish relations remain strained, but Kyrgyzstan sees opportunity.

Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent
January 26, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent

By Casey Michel
Two activists were recently jailed for “inciting national discord.”
Why Is Kazakhstan Holding Early Parliamentary Elections?
January 26, 2016

Why Is Kazakhstan Holding Early Parliamentary Elections?

By Catherine Putz
The president’s party already has a supermajority, so why hold snap elections?

The Beard Shavers of Tajikistan
January 22, 2016

The Beard Shavers of Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Plus some new perspectives on Central Asia: recommended reads.

Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
January 22, 2016

Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan

By Casey Michel
By externalizing Dushanbe’s problems, Rahmon is avoiding domestic responsibility.

The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
January 22, 2016

The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.
US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails
January 22, 2016

US Bill Including Central Asia on 'High Risk' List Fails

By Casey Michel
The bill was soundly rejected – but Central Asia’s inclusion in the list of “high risk” countries lingers.

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