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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)
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
March 10, 2018
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
Recommended reading: Tajikistan's crusade, abetted by Turkey; some nuance on the Belt and Road and a focus on Uzbek tourism.
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
Could the SCO Expand Into the Middle East?
February 24, 2018
Could the SCO Expand Into the Middle East?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization recently added India and Pakistan. Could Iran be next?
Could the SCO Expand Into the Middle East?
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
February 20, 2018
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
Hit by scandals across Central Asia, Telia to sell its stake in Kcell, the largest mobile operator, to state-owned Kazakhtelecom.
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
February 06, 2018
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Citizens of 39 countries promised simplified visa procedures and 7 countries granted visa-free travel to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
January 30, 2018
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
The young generation most comfortable with technology is faced with a mix of old and new problems in Kazakhstan.
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
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