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The Soviet Water Legacy in Central Asia
September 01, 2021

The Soviet Water Legacy in Central Asia

By Asel Murzakulova
The Soviet legacy in Central Asia’s water and energy infrastructure is complex, weaving together conflict and cooperation. 

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.
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.

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.

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Trade Blame for Cross-border Shelling
April 29, 2021

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Trade Blame for Cross-border Shelling

By Associated Press
Reportedly one Kyrgyz man has been killed in the clashes over a long-unsettled border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task
April 10, 2021

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

By Catherine Putz
People on both sides of these possibly shifting borders have strong feelings about it.

Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border: ‘Resolved 100 Percent’
March 30, 2021

Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border: ‘Resolved 100 Percent’

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz officials laud a protocol signed with Uzbekistan to settle, once and for all, the border. Much work remains ahead to realize the agreement on the ground.
The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
August 02, 2019

The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s presidents met recently to discuss border delimitation in the wake of recent violence.

Why Central Asia Won't Go to War
April 05, 2017

Why Central Asia Won't Go to War

By Nodir Boboev
Diplomatically and domestically, Central Asia's governments can't afford a full-blown conflict.

Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017

Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.

Kyrgyz President Might Skip SCO Summit Over Border Tensions
March 25, 2016

Kyrgyz President Might Skip SCO Summit Over Border Tensions

By Catherine Putz
The summit isn't until June, so there's time for the tensions to either abate or further calcify.
RFE/RL Correspondent Detained at Tajik-Kyrgyz Border
February 08, 2016

RFE/RL Correspondent Detained at Tajik-Kyrgyz Border

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia's inherited borders continue to cause problems.

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