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Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
January 23, 2019
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
The fight for LGBT rights in Uzbekistan is especially important now.
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
January 15, 2019
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are expected to introduce a common visa, a boon to travelers in the region.
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
January 09, 2019
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
As of February 1, tourists from 45 additional countries will be able to travel to Uzbekistan for 30 days without a visa.
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
December 25, 2018
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
Plans to build a ski resort on a national park in Kazakhstan have been met with local resistance.
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
November 30, 2018
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Wonder how he feels about satire?
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
September 29, 2018
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
The violent response to Zere Asylbek kyzy’ art reflects gendered expectations about women embodying the nation in Central Asia.
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
September 11, 2018
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
The new leadership of Uzbekistan is openly tackling a backlog of challenges, including in the field of religious freedoms.
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
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