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After Exposing Corruption, Media Under Pressure in Kyrgyzstan
December 14, 2019

After Exposing Corruption, Media Under Pressure in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Individuals implicated in massive corruption exposed in a recent joint investigation by  RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk, OCCRP, and Kloop have hit back with a lawsuit.

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
December 12, 2019

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road

By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.
2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change
December 12, 2019

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

By Ankit Panda
From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close
December 10, 2019

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close

By Catherine Putz
There’s no shortage of corruption to dig into in Kyrgyzstan, but the pursuit of justice is often directed by politics.

Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment?
December 05, 2019

Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment?

By S. Frederick Starr
On November 29, Central Asia re-emerged as a world region.

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors
December 04, 2019

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors

By Annette Bohr
Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan's diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe.

What’s in the Malaysia-Russia Fighter Jet Exchange Deal?
December 03, 2019

What’s in the Malaysia-Russia Fighter Jet Exchange Deal?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While speculation on the agreement continues to fuel headlines, there are few concrete indications about how it could play out.
Unveiling Girls’ Madrasahs in Kyrgyzstan
December 02, 2019

Unveiling Girls’ Madrasahs in Kyrgyzstan

By Aichurek Kurmanbekova
Without state-recognized diplomas, Kyrgyzstan’s religious students -- especially girls -- are at risk of falling behind.

Central Asian Presidents’ Second Consultative Meeting Zooms in on Water, Trade, and Regional Cooperation
December 02, 2019

Central Asian Presidents’ Second Consultative Meeting Zooms in on Water, Trade, and Regional Cooperation

By Umida Hashimova
The second consultative meeting of Central Asian leaders sidesteps regional issues, but annual meetings are assured to continue.

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia
November 30, 2019

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The CSTO gathered in Bishkek and then the Central Asian presidents met in Tashkent this week.

Kyrgyzstan Reacts to Bombshell Investigative Report, Taking to the Snowy Streets
November 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Reacts to Bombshell Investigative Report, Taking to the Snowy Streets

By Colleen Wood
A bombshell investigative report mobilized people to protest corruption and demand reform in Bishkek. 
Secret Documents Reveal How China’s Mass Detention Camps Work
November 27, 2019

Secret Documents Reveal How China’s Mass Detention Camps Work

By Associated Press
A classified blueprint leaked to a consortium of news organizations shows the camps are instead precisely what former detainees have described:

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