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Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
August 07, 2019
Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
With parliamentary elections slated for late 2019 or early 2020, will Uzbekistan remain in essence a one-party state?
Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
August 07, 2019
Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
Chinese surveillance technologies are popular among Central Asia’s governments.
Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
August 07, 2019
Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
A brawl erupted between locals and Chinese workers, sending 20 to the hospital.
Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'
August 05, 2019
Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'
Jaslyk is Uzbekistan's most notorious prison. On August 2, President Mirziyoyev ordered its closure.
Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'
The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
August 02, 2019
The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s presidents met recently to discuss border delimitation in the wake of recent violence.
The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
Uzbekistan Focused on Developing Trade with Afghanistan
July 29, 2019
Uzbekistan Focused on Developing Trade with Afghanistan
Tashkent’s intentions have swiftly moved toward actions when it comes to increasing trade cooperation with Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan Focused on Developing Trade with Afghanistan
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
July 22, 2019
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
The impacts of climate change in Central Asia will be serious.
Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
July 16, 2019
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
What are Europe’s main interests in Central Asia and how does the EU plan to pursue them?
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
July 08, 2019
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
July 02, 2019
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
The new strategy reflects a more accurate understanding of the region and of the EU’s comparative advantages.
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
May 16, 2019
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
Looking at the “bigger picture” is not always best.
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
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?
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