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Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected
June 04, 2021

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected

By Catherine Putz
Where is Orhan Inandi?
Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart
June 03, 2021

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call on June 1 with his Tajik counterpart.

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.

What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?
June 02, 2021

What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?

Anahita Saymidinova, Madeleine Reeves, and Aigerim Turgunbaeva discuss the violence along the border and the long-term implications for both countries.

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 
In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression
June 01, 2021

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression

By Colleen Wood
Despite attempt after attempt to block critical voices from Kazakhstan’s public sphere, activists persist.

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions
May 27, 2021

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions

By Catherine Putz
A lack of communication bedevils current Kyrgyz-Tajik relations.
No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang
May 26, 2021

No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Ethnic Kazakhs who fled Xinjiang are caught in an awkward vortex of domestic politics, international pressures, and the legacies of ethnicity and nationalism in Kazakhstan. 

Official Hints at Challenges for Chinese Businesses in Uzbekistan
May 25, 2021

Official Hints at Challenges for Chinese Businesses in Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
The Uzbek state plays a huge role in the country’s economy, generating difficulties for foreign investors trying to operate in Uzbekistan.

What Does the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Mean for Central Asia?
May 25, 2021

What Does the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Mean for Central Asia?

By Iskander Akylbayev and Nurtas Janibekov
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan may produce new security threats, but there will be economic consequences as well. 

Uzbek Authorities Deny Registration to New Political Party With Presidential Ambitions
May 20, 2021

Uzbek Authorities Deny Registration to New Political Party With Presidential Ambitions

By Catherine Putz
Khidirnazar Allaqulov’s first attempt to register his Haqiqat va Taraqqiyot (Truth and Development) Social Democratic Party has been refused by state authorities amid a pressure campaign.
EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects
May 18, 2021

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
The Kazakh government is looking to diversify its economy and develop new industries while also promoting environmental protection.

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