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Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
August 04, 2018
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to discuss recent developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
June 19, 2018
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
What does male migration have to do with water scarcity in Central Asia?
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
June 05, 2018
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
Tashkent’s engagement with Washington doesn’t undercut its relations with Moscow and Beijing.
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
June 01, 2018
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was reportedly stabbed to death inside a police station by the man who had abducted her.
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
May 31, 2018
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
May 30, 2018
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
Complaints about plagiarism and a thirst for free press go hand in hand in Kazakhstan.
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
May 03, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Uzbekistan’s transformation will fast-track the new Silk Road.
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
April 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
April 14, 2018
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
The swap is the culmination of a longstanding agreement that began almost a decade ago.
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
Connecting Asia: Uzbekistan Looks to Capitalize on Central Asia’s Transport Potential
April 12, 2018
Connecting Asia: Uzbekistan Looks to Capitalize on Central Asia’s Transport Potential
With new rail projects, Uzbekistan is contributing to the development of transport and trade in Central and South Asia.
Connecting Asia: Uzbekistan Looks to Capitalize on Central Asia’s Transport Potential
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
March 26, 2018
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
The highly anticipated traditions of Nowruz converge with Kyrgyzstan’s most important sport, Kok Boru, to usher in the new year.
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
March 13, 2018
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
Turkmenistan’s president is not going to Astana on March 15 because he’ll be returning from another, more important, trip.
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
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