Menu
Account
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
December 13, 2018
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
Turkmen activist-in-exile Fareed Tukhbatullin explains the “deplorable” economic reality in his home country.
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
December 13, 2018
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
U.S. coercive pressure on Iran works against Uzbekistan’s regional interests and the stability of Afghanistan.
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
November 21, 2018
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
Turn in the Two-Faced: The Plight of Uyghur Intellectuals
October 12, 2018
Turn in the Two-Faced: The Plight of Uyghur Intellectuals
China’s fight against Uyghur intellectuals in the name of 'two-facedness.'
Turn in the Two-Faced: The Plight of Uyghur Intellectuals
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
August 24, 2018
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
August 06, 2018
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
How a 4-year-old child became a hostage in Tajikistan’s battles against the exiled opposition.
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
The Case of the Khrapunovs
July 18, 2018
The Case of the Khrapunovs
International institutions fail to measure up to the task of tackling globalized financial crime.
The Case of the Khrapunovs
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan: Reforms on the Right Path
May 16, 2018
Uzbekistan: Reforms on the Right Path
An exclusive interview with Uzbek Minister of Justice Ruslanbek Davletov
Uzbekistan: Reforms on the Right Path
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
May 03, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Uzbekistan’s transformation will fast-track the new Silk Road.
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
March 30, 2018
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
With all the quiet chaos beneath the surface in Moscow, Beijing seems poised to benefit.
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
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?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief