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All Gulnara’s Things: Karimov’s Daughter Again on Trial
January 14, 2020

All Gulnara’s Things: Karimov’s Daughter Again on Trial

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Uzbek officials are reportedly searching Karimova’s Swiss mansion for stolen treasures.

Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border
January 10, 2020

Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
The Uzbek and Tajik sides have also moved on to demarcating their border, after extensive delimitation talks.
Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious
January 09, 2020

Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious

By Catherine Putz
Slowing growth in East Asia is matched with small recoveries in South and Central Asia in the latest World Bank forecast.

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia
December 31, 2019

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
After visits to Ukraine and Belarus early in the new year, Pompeo will touch down in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

What Recent Protests in Uzbekistan Really Tell Us
December 17, 2019

What Recent Protests in Uzbekistan Really Tell Us

By Umida Hashimova
Nascent protests in Uzbekistan, many sparked by energy shortages, indicate some government weaknesses but also greater tolerance.

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.

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