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Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
July 07, 2019
Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
With the U.S. as its partner, Mongolia could make a significant contribution to the region.
Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
July 03, 2019
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
June 05, 2019
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state.
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
May 08, 2019
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
The entire region is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
April 12, 2019
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
In Poland, asylum seekers from Tajikistan wrestle with insecurity and uncertainty.
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
March 20, 2019
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Not quite, but the denouement has surely begun.
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?
March 11, 2019
Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?
With the arrest of Serikzhan Bilash, a movement that gave the world a view into the Xinjiang crisis has an uncertain future.
Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
February 20, 2019
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Nurbots fill comment sections across the Kazakh internet. They may not be convincing but they pollute online discourse.
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Sarah Cameron: Famine and Unimaginable Sorrow in Soviet Kazakhstan
January 22, 2019
Sarah Cameron: Famine and Unimaginable Sorrow in Soviet Kazakhstan
A discussion of Soviet policy, a devastating famine, and the making of Kazakhstan.
Sarah Cameron: Famine and Unimaginable Sorrow in Soviet Kazakhstan
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
December 25, 2018
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
Plans to build a ski resort on a national park in Kazakhstan have been met with local resistance.
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
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
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