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What Is the SCO Doing Wrong? Lessons From ASEAN and SAARC

What Is the SCO Doing Wrong? Lessons From ASEAN and SAARC

By Peter Krasnopolsky
The dynamics of the SCO are more similar to that of SAARC as opposed to the smooth-talking, consensus-seeking ASEAN way.

Brides Too Soon: The Rising Trend of Early Marriages in Uzbekistan

Brides Too Soon: The Rising Trend of Early Marriages in Uzbekistan

By Niginakhon Saida
Early marriages are on the rise, primarily driven by a growing scarcity of eligible brides.
From Russian Ladas to Chinese BYDs: Central Asia’s Changing Priorities

From Russian Ladas to Chinese BYDs: Central Asia’s Changing Priorities

By Rakshith Shetty
Beijing is steadily drawing the region into its orbit and away from Russia's traditional sphere of influence.

Central Asia’s Post-Ukraine Future

Central Asia’s Post-Ukraine Future

By Ahmad Tariq Noorzadeh
Maintaining a balancing act between Russia, China and the West will only become more difficult for Central Asia.

Bloggers in the Crosshairs: The Complex Reality of Media Freedom in Uzbekistan

Bloggers in the Crosshairs: The Complex Reality of Media Freedom in Uzbekistan

By Sher Khashimov and Asiya Kerimova
Despite presidential promises, arrests of bloggers critical of the government highlight the fragility of free speech in Mirziyoyev's Uzbekistan.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Why the Mongolian President’s First State Visit to Uzbekistan Matters

Why the Mongolian President’s First State Visit to Uzbekistan Matters

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Concern has gripped policymakers in Uzbekistan and Mongolia over how to balance Russia, China, and the West amid rising tension over Ukraine and an unstable Afghanistan.

Reviving Energy Interdependence in Central Asia

Reviving Energy Interdependence in Central Asia

By Peter Krasnopolsky
How the Central Asian Integrated Power System failed, and what might bring it back online.
SCO Set Grow in Astana With Addition of Belarus

SCO Set Grow in Astana With Addition of Belarus

By Catherine Putz
The SCO Summit will add Belarus to the roster. Xi and Putin are attending, but Modi is skipping. 

New Amendments Target Parents Seeking Islamic Education for Children in Uzbekistan

New Amendments Target Parents Seeking Islamic Education for Children in Uzbekistan

By Niginakhon Saida
If enacted, a new draft law will add fines and possible jail time for parents that seek illegal Islamic education for their children. 

In Central Asia, Torture Persists, as Does Impunity

In Central Asia, Torture Persists, as Does Impunity

By Alva Omarova
No one should be subjected to torture at any time and in any circumstances. Central Asian governments must continue to strive to stamp out this illegal and inhuman practice. 

Uzbek Lawmakers Take Aim at ‘Undesirable’ Foreigners

Uzbek Lawmakers Take Aim at ‘Undesirable’ Foreigners

By Catherine Putz
A draft law seeks to guard Uzbekistan’s sovereignty by ousting foreigners who incite enmity or insult the dignity of the country. 
New Uzbekistan, Old Tricks

New Uzbekistan, Old Tricks

By Mihra Rittmann
With so many activists in Uzbekistan once again behind bars, the president’s promises of reform ring increasingly hollow.

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