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Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
March 26, 2018
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
The highly anticipated traditions of Nowruz converge with Kyrgyzstan’s most important sport, Kok Boru, to usher in the new year.
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
March 16, 2018
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
Pressure on the press has increased in Central Asia’s so-called island of democracy.
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
January 31, 2018
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
What military threats keep Russia and its Central Asian partners up at night?
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
The Geopolitics of the Beijing-Moscow Consensus
January 04, 2018
The Geopolitics of the Beijing-Moscow Consensus
The integration of China’s Belt and Road and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union will have major implications.
The Geopolitics of the Beijing-Moscow Consensus
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
October 20, 2017
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
An activist forced to flee, thousands of missing dollars, and citizens left waiting for their piece of promised land.
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
Uzbekistan in the Spotlight
September 30, 2017
Uzbekistan in the Spotlight
The center of Central Asia has turned its focus to multilateral regional cooperation.
Uzbekistan in the Spotlight
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
July 06, 2017
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
Russian economic policies and infighting with its neighbors impact China’s ambitions.
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
June 27, 2017
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
Can Beijing untie the Pamir Knot?
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
June 12, 2017
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
UN Secretary Antonio Guterres is on a regional tour and seems to be avoiding the subject.
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
Dark Tourism in Kazakhstan’s Gulag Heartland
May 25, 2017
Dark Tourism in Kazakhstan’s Gulag Heartland
Under the USSR, Kazakhstan hosted a sprawling network of prison camps that housed millions of prisoners.
Dark Tourism in Kazakhstan’s Gulag Heartland
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
May 23, 2017
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
What Iran's Election Means for the World
May 18, 2017
What Iran's Election Means for the World
On May 19, Iran's choice is simple: engagement or isolation.
What Iran's Election Means for the World
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
May 03, 2017
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
New investments (some not even involving China) make Georgia an attractive link between Asia and Europe.
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
May 02, 2017
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Astana will face a number of practical and political issues in promoting renewable energy sources.
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
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