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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.
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.

New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy
August 21, 2019

New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy

By Aleksey Asiryan
Uzbekistan’s change of foreign policy course has its roots in a 2012 concept that recognized changing regional dynamics.

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
August 14, 2019

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis

By Ankit Panda
What led to Kyrgyz special forces storming the compound of the country’s former president?

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
August 07, 2019

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach

By Justine Doody
With parliamentary elections slated for late 2019 or early 2020, will Uzbekistan remain in essence a one-party state?
Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
August 07, 2019

Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
Chinese surveillance technologies are popular among Central Asia’s governments.

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