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US Report Highlights Central Asia Human Rights Abuses
April 14, 2016

US Report Highlights Central Asia Human Rights Abuses

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan are called “authoritarian states." Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan don’t escape criticism either.
The EU in Central Asia: Nothing to Lose by Pushing Human Rights Issues
April 01, 2016

The EU in Central Asia: Nothing to Lose by Pushing Human Rights Issues

By Catherine Putz
“For the EU, democracy should be a sine qua non,” a recent policy analysis stressed.

The United States Faces a Security Assistance Dilemma in Central Asia
March 25, 2016

The United States Faces a Security Assistance Dilemma in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. State Department has been ignoring many of its own rules for years; it's no surprise the Defense Department is too

Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer
March 15, 2016

Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer

By Catherine Putz
Who will defend the defenders when all the lawyers are detained?

Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
March 05, 2016

Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges

By Catherine Putz
Worries about northern Kazakhstan's ethnic Russians, rights in Turkmenistan, and other recommended reads.
Tajikistan: Bailouts, Depots and Bad Neighbors
February 27, 2016

Tajikistan: Bailouts, Depots and Bad Neighbors

By Catherine Putz
Recommended regional reads on Dushanbe's financial troubles, quest to quash opposition, and poor neighborly relations.

Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
February 17, 2016

Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition

By Catherine Putz
A pair of human rights organizations say Tajik authorities reach far beyond their borders to shut down opposition voices.
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent
January 26, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent

By Casey Michel
Two activists were recently jailed for “inciting national discord.”

Is Progress in Central Asia an Illusion?
December 19, 2015

Is Progress in Central Asia an Illusion?

By Catherine Putz
Links: Podcast on the reality of the Eurasian Economic Union and an overly optimistic view on the region by 2050.

Not Much Room for Criticism in Central Asia
December 11, 2015

Not Much Room for Criticism in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Human rights group issues report cataloging violations in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher

By Catherine Putz
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.

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