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The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
May 15, 2019
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
May 14, 2019
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
A panel of experts say that prospects for genuine reform in Uzbekistan look promising, but are not guaranteed.
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
April 18, 2019
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
April 01, 2019
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Returned labor migrants’ entrepreneurial skills are underutilized. A new project seeks to change that.
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
March 29, 2019
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
A minute expansion of Kant and an agreement on hydropower cooperation were some of the outcomes of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
March 27, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to explain Nursultan Nazarbayev’s decision to resign the Kazakh presidency.
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
March 21, 2019
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
Social media accounts specializing in historical photos of Kyrgyzstan reflect young people’s desire to learn about their country’s past.
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge
March 14, 2019
In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge
Kazakhstan's approach to inclusive education and “negative attitudes” affect the education of children with disabilities.
In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
February 22, 2019
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
New research on youth in Central Asia attempts to untangle young people’s political attitudes and preferences on their own terms.
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
February 20, 2019
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Nurbots fill comment sections across the Kazakh internet. They may not be convincing but they pollute online discourse.
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
January 30, 2019
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Awareness about reproductive health and access to contraceptives are unevenly distributed across Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
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