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A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia
February 13, 2020

A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia

By Kristen Cheriegate
Central Asia will generally welcome -- and want -- U.S. attention, but will want a degree of circumspection.

Kyrgyz Customs Officer Reportedly Under Investigation
February 13, 2020

Kyrgyz Customs Officer Reportedly Under Investigation

By Catherine Putz
A customs official named in the bombshell OCCRP, RFE/RL, and Kloop investigation last year is reportedly under official investigation.
Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister
February 13, 2020

Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister

By Catherine Putz
Given Serdar’s trajectory, it’s hard not to believe he’s heading for the presidency once day.

Violence in Kazakhstan Turns Deadly for Dungans 
February 11, 2020

Violence in Kazakhstan Turns Deadly for Dungans 

By Paolo Sorbello
Ten were killed in clashes that followed ethnic lines, but betrayed long-standing socioeconomic dissatisfaction.

US Pledges $2 Million to Uzbekistan
February 10, 2020

US Pledges $2 Million to Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
The true nature of U.S. investment in Uzbekistan, and all of Central Asia, is broader than just direct financial assistance packages.

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang
February 07, 2020

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Washington's messaging is aimed both at Beijing and Central Asian capitals.

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
February 06, 2020

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia

By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.
A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions
February 06, 2020

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions

By Catherine Putz
The new strategy revolves around a familiar “holy trinity” -- independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity -- while acknowledging the power of new regional dynamics.

Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City
February 05, 2020

Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan plans to to build a $1.5-billion city amid spending cuts.

Tajik Journalist Facing Extremism Charges
February 04, 2020

Tajik Journalist Facing Extremism Charges

By Catherine Putz
Ahead of parliamentary elections, Tajik authorities detained a journalist for publishing what it says are more than 200 articles “containing extremist content.”

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus
February 04, 2020

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus

By Associated Press
Of the 16 teams due to take part in the tournament in Turkmenistan, five were from countries with cases of the new coronavirus, including China.
US Suspends Issuing Immigration Visas to Kyrgyz Citizens, Others
February 04, 2020

US Suspends Issuing Immigration Visas to Kyrgyz Citizens, Others

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan is among six countries hit with new visa restrictions by the United States.

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