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A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia
November 30, 2019

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The CSTO gathered in Bishkek and then the Central Asian presidents met in Tashkent this week.

It’s Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation
November 27, 2019

It’s Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation

By Ilhom Aliyev
For Tajikistan to fulfill its potential it must develop its human capital, boost access to financing, and tap into international networks.
Singing, Dancing, and a Little Plov: Central Asia’s Got Talent
November 13, 2019

Singing, Dancing, and a Little Plov: Central Asia’s Got Talent

By Colleen Wood
Politics and economics are not the only relevant spheres of integration in Central Asia; a new TV show makes regional cooperation tangible to the masses.

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia
November 08, 2019

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia

By Benno Zogg
The two powers’ approaches to Central Asia may be a good indicator of their current partnership and future relations.

November 1 Deadline Looms for RFE/RL’s Tajik Service
October 25, 2019

November 1 Deadline Looms for RFE/RL’s Tajik Service

By Colleen Wood
Nine RFE/RL journalists in Tajikistan will lose accreditation on November 1; it appears authorities have given the broadcaster the silent treatment. 

Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia
October 17, 2019

Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia

By Colleen Wood
Human dignity and scholarly integrity are critical when it comes to researching and intervening in human rights activism.

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle
October 11, 2019

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle

By Khamza Sharifzoda
An interview with Caress Schenk.
Untangling Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia
October 09, 2019

Untangling Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Interview with Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence P. Markowitz.

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?
October 08, 2019

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

Is Regional Cooperation in Central Asia All About Stability?
September 27, 2019

Is Regional Cooperation in Central Asia All About Stability?

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized stability in a talk about regional cooperation.

The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia
September 13, 2019

The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia

By Austen Dowell
Does a rising road lift all cargo trucks?
Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government
September 09, 2019

Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government

By Umida Hashimova
The president of Uzbekistan reacted with new appointment and policy changes following the latest beard-shaving raids.

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