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The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap
August 14, 2020

The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap

By Safiya Sadyr
New revelations bring to light financial abuses of those interned in China’s “training centers” in Xinjiang.

Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case
August 13, 2020

Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case

By Paolo Sorbello
A judge in Kazakhstan handed an activist a 1.5 year suspended sentence after she knocked off the hat of a policeman during a scuffle in June. 
Kyrgyzstan and Belarus: Congratulations and Notes of Protest
August 12, 2020

Kyrgyzstan and Belarus: Congratulations and Notes of Protest

By Catherine Putz
One day, a note of congrats for Lukashenko; the next a note of protest because Lukashenko appeared with a wanted former Kyrgyz prime minister.

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request
August 12, 2020

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, Bobomurod Abdullaev walked out of jail in Uzbekistan after a surprising conclusion to a case levied against him by the state. New charges could mark a step backward.

Corruption and the Fruits of Kleptocracy: The Saga of the Karimova Sisters Continues
August 11, 2020

Corruption and the Fruits of Kleptocracy: The Saga of the Karimova Sisters Continues

By Ian J. Lynch
For every international pariah like Gulnara Karimova, there are far more kleptocrats who remain free and able to indulge in the high life.

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
August 10, 2020

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Umida Hashimova
If Uzbekistan enters the EAEU, Tajikistan will have little choice but to follow.

Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan
August 07, 2020

Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan

By Colleen Wood
Creative demonstrations for an imprisoned activist in Kazakhstan bridge digital and real-world engagement.
Tajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election
August 06, 2020

Tajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
There is now an official date for Tajikistan’s next presidential election: October 11.

Why Was a Solo Protester Jailed in Kazakhstan for Picketing a Chinese Consulate?
August 04, 2020

Why Was a Solo Protester Jailed in Kazakhstan for Picketing a Chinese Consulate?

By Catherine Putz
Just because Kazakh-China relations have experienced some bumps lately doesn’t mean Nur-Sultan is ready to accept public protests on the matter.

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19
August 03, 2020

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
Why is China rushing to comment on domestic COVID-19 developments in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?
July 30, 2020

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?

By Ilgiz Kambarov
A date is set, but Kyrgyz citizens have serious concerns about the safety of holding an election amid a pandemic spinning out of control.
Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia
July 29, 2020

Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia

By Aleksey Asiryan
Beijing is well positioned to continue growing its influence in Central Asia, though some challenges remain ahead.

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