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Does the Eurasian Economic Union Have a Place in Central Asia’s Future?
December 02, 2022

Does the Eurasian Economic Union Have a Place in Central Asia’s Future?

By Ali Koseoglu
While Russian political and military influence is dwindling, does a Russian-designed economic union have a chance to survive within the changing geopolitics of Central Asia?

Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law
December 01, 2022

Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law

By Catherine Putz
They did so separately, however, given how contentious the agreement on the Kempir-Abad reservoir is in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Deported to Russia
November 29, 2022

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Deported to Russia

By Catherine Putz
The latest twist in Temirov’s tale saw the Kyrgyz citizen-by-birth deported as a “foreigner.”

Dawn of the Drone Age in Central Asia
November 23, 2022

Dawn of the Drone Age in Central Asia

By Francisco Olmos
Central Asian countries have been stepping up their drone capabilities.

Does the Organization of Turkic States Worry China and Russia?
November 23, 2022

Does the Organization of Turkic States Worry China and Russia?

By Nurettin Akcay
Greater integration among Turkic states may pose a crucial threat to Beijing and Moscow.

What Explains Growing European Engagement in Central Asia?
November 22, 2022

What Explains Growing European Engagement in Central Asia?

By Alouddin Komilov
In recent years, the EU has shifted how it views Central Asia. That effort culminated recently with the first EU-Central Asia leaders summit.

Kyrgyzstan’s Move to Block Radio Azattyk Is a Sign of Trouble — For the Government
November 03, 2022

Kyrgyzstan’s Move to Block Radio Azattyk Is a Sign of Trouble — For the Government

By Eldiyar Arykbaev
Democratic values like freedom of the press are a bulwark that keeps Kyrgyzstan from sliding into authoritarianism.
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers Sign Water, Border Agreements
November 03, 2022

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers Sign Water, Border Agreements

By Catherine Putz
Despite domestic opposition in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek and Tashkent are moving ahead with their agreements on the Kempir-Abad reservoir.

Weeks After Russia-Central Asia Leaders’ Meeting, Europe Comes Calling Too
October 31, 2022

Weeks After Russia-Central Asia Leaders’ Meeting, Europe Comes Calling Too

By Catherine Putz
With Ukraine in mind, the European Union is courting Central Asia, even if it means overlooking the region’s autocratic “democracies.”

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest
October 26, 2022

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest

By Catherine Putz
At least 20 activists and political figures opposed to the deal have been detained in Kyrgyzstan.

Russia’s War in Ukraine and Its Impact on Central Asia
October 24, 2022

Russia’s War in Ukraine and Its Impact on Central Asia

By Yunis Sharifli, Chia-Lin Kao , and Bermet Derbishova
The war’s negative impacts on regional economies outweigh any incidental benefits, and Central Asians know it.
What Is Happening With Sovereign Debt in Central Asia?
October 14, 2022

What Is Happening With Sovereign Debt in Central Asia?

By Djoomart Kaipovich Otorbaev
Since the early 2000s the Central Asian republics have largely kept their debt levels stable.

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