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Diplomatic Engagement in Central Asia on the Rise

Diplomatic Engagement in Central Asia on the Rise

By Aizada Nuriddenova and Zhanibek Arynov
The number of interactions between high-level Central Asian officials has visibly increased since 2015, from 60 interactions that year to 158 in 2023.

How Authoritarian Oppression Breeds Religious Extremism in Central Asia

How Authoritarian Oppression Breeds Religious Extremism in Central Asia

By Kashif Hasan Khan and Marin Ekstrom
The overwhelmingly authoritarian governments in Central Asia have utilized severe repression against Islamist movements – extremist or not.
Central Asian Presidents to be ‘Guests of Honor’ for Russian Victory Day Parade

Central Asian Presidents to be ‘Guests of Honor’ for Russian Victory Day Parade

By Catherine Putz
For the second year in a row, Central Asia’s leaders are making the trek to Moscow to mark a holiday of fleeting relevance in the region.

US Religious Freedom Watchdog Recommends Kyrgyzstan for Special Watch List

US Religious Freedom Watchdog Recommends Kyrgyzstan for Special Watch List

By Catherine Putz
For the first time, all five Central Asian states are named in some fashion in the annual USCIRF report for violating religious freedoms.

UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Central Asia: Deciphered  

UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Central Asia: Deciphered  

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
What did U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron’s trip across Central Asia achieve?

Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia

Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia

By Catherine Putz
More than a month after xenophobic abuse directed toward Tajiks spiked in the wake of the Crocus City Hall attack, Dushanbe issued a “temporary” recommendation against travel to Russia.

UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Central Asia and Mongolia: An Urgent To-Do List    

UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Central Asia and Mongolia: An Urgent To-Do List    

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
David Cameron is on a six-nation tour of Central Asia, underscoring the U.K.'s reinvigorated engagement with the region. 
Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Malika Bahovadinova on the complexities of the Tajik migration experience in Russia.

What Repercussions Are Tajiks Facing After the Moscow Terror Attack?

What Repercussions Are Tajiks Facing After the Moscow Terror Attack?

By Alex Little
While Tajiks in Russia have and will likely continue to face mistreatment and repression, this is not their first time weathering such a storm. 

Turkey Ends Visa-Free Access for Tajik Citizens

Turkey Ends Visa-Free Access for Tajik Citizens

By Catherine Putz
In the aftermath of the Crocus City Hall attack, Tajiks find their world shrinking further.

What’s Behind Central Asia’s Umrah Fever?

What’s Behind Central Asia’s Umrah Fever?

By Niginakhon Saida
As long as people have limited opportunities in the socioeconomic and political arenas, and adherence to a religious lifestyle is restricted, pilgrimages will remain as an accessible means of self-fulfillment. 
Kyrgyzstan Warns Citizens Against Travel to Russia

Kyrgyzstan Warns Citizens Against Travel to Russia

By Catherine Putz
In the wake of the horrific Crocus City Hall attack, allegedly perpetrated by Tajik nationals, Bishkek has issued a recommendation that its citizens avoid unnecessary travel to Russia.

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