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US-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Trilateral Tests Out New Format for Engagement
May 29, 2020

US-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Trilateral Tests Out New Format for Engagement

By Catherine Putz
The new trilateral fits into existing efforts to increase regional cooperation and integrate Afghanistan’s into Central Asian thinking.
Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests
May 28, 2020

Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests

By Colleen Wood
What should we make of a new digital flashmob that channels widespread discontent with Kyrgyzstan’s government?

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
May 28, 2020

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Catherine Putz
On May 24, shots were fired in the contentious border area. And reportedly again on May 27. 

What’s Changed in Kazakhstan’s New Protest Law?
May 27, 2020

What’s Changed in Kazakhstan’s New Protest Law?

By Catherine Putz
There are a lot of rules for protesting in Kazakhstan; a new law branded as reform retains many restrictions.

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice
May 23, 2020

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Kazakh President Tokayev pushed back on Moscow’s timelines for the EAEU’s 2025 development strategy.
Can Mirziyoyev’s Reforms Bring About a Real Free Market Economy in Uzbekistan?
May 21, 2020

Can Mirziyoyev’s Reforms Bring About a Real Free Market Economy in Uzbekistan?

By Bekzod Zakirov
The hope that reforms will ultimately bring about free market capitalism with accompanying democratic politics is utmost naivety. 

Post-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond ‘Helicopter Money’
May 20, 2020

Post-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond ‘Helicopter Money’

By Gregory Gleason
Social and economic upheaval at such a scale as experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic unavoidably entails political effects.
Can Uzbekistan Put the Uzbek Language First?
May 19, 2020

Can Uzbekistan Put the Uzbek Language First?

By Umida Hashimova
Moscow made an unprecedented comment in defense of the Russian language in Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan-ASEAN Relations: Prospects for Greater Engagement
May 15, 2020

Kazakhstan-ASEAN Relations: Prospects for Greater Engagement

By Paradorn Rangsimaporn
Kazakhstan’s central role in China’s BRI and membership in the EAEU present new opportunities for stronger relations between Kazakhstan and ASEAN.

Kazakhstan’s Coronavirus Payments: The Quest for 42,500 Tenge
May 15, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Coronavirus Payments: The Quest for 42,500 Tenge

By Anastassiya Fershtey
The process of receiving financial aid from the Kazakh government turned into a “quest” for Kazakhs.

Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan
May 14, 2020

Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
How the Uzbek government handles the investigation of the dam collapse matters.
Askarov’s Final Appeal Denied By Kyrgyz Supreme Court
May 14, 2020

Askarov’s Final Appeal Denied By Kyrgyz Supreme Court

By Catherine Putz
After a decade in jail and repeated international calls for his release, ethnic Uzbek human rights activist Azimjan Askarov remains behind bars in Kyrgyzstan.

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