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Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed agreements with Afghanistan on energy supplies in 2022, despite unplanned outages.

Central Asia Braces for COVID-19 Omicron Wave
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Braces for COVID-19 Omicron Wave

By Catherine Putz
With the arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Central Asia looks to be heading into its fourth wave of pandemic. 
2021: Another Year of the Russian Language in Central Asia
January 03, 2022

2021: Another Year of the Russian Language in Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
Among Russian officials, 2021 was a year of heightened sensitivity to the Russian language in Central Asia.

A Look Back at 2021 in Central Asia
December 28, 2021

A Look Back at 2021 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2021? 

No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia
November 29, 2021

No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
Even financial compensation can’t lure Central Asian countries into accepting Afghan refugees.

Afghan Pilots Held in Tajikistan Finally Out
November 10, 2021

Afghan Pilots Held in Tajikistan Finally Out

By Catherine Putz
After nearly three months in limbo in a Tajik sanitorium, a group of 191 Afghans, many U.S.-trained pilots, have been flown out of the region.

EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?
November 10, 2021

EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?

By Katrina Keegan
At the EU-Central Asia Economic Forum, the EU kept its rhetoric uncontroversial. However, Central Asian countries signaled they may respond well to more ambitious EU goals.
Central Asia’s FemAgora Festival Embraces Cyberfeminism
October 28, 2021

Central Asia’s FemAgora Festival Embraces Cyberfeminism

By Colleen Wood
In its fourth year, the FemAgora festival adopts an unabashed cyberfeminist approach to activism.

China’s Security Infrastructure Continues to Grow in Tajikistan
October 27, 2021

China’s Security Infrastructure Continues to Grow in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Several reports in October underscore the persistent growth of Chinese security engagement in Tajikistan.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s European Tour
October 26, 2021

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s European Tour

By Ana-Maria Anghelescu
European leaders concerned with Afghanistan’s security situation may see Tajikistan as a useful partner to limit refugee flows to Europe.

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem
October 20, 2021

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem

By Catherine Putz
With no regional options for truly “like-minded” partners, France seems to be settling on Tajikistan as the best bet.
Russia’s Dependence on Cheap Central Asian Labor Exposed
October 18, 2021

Russia’s Dependence on Cheap Central Asian Labor Exposed

By Umida Hashimova
Administrative punishments against Central Asian labor migrants and COVID-19 restrictions reveal the vulnerabilities of Russia’s labor market.

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