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The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road
September 27, 2019

The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road

By Henry Ruehl
Despite lofty ambitions, Khorgos is less transformative than its proponents believe – and yet it does illustrate some of the promise of the BRI.

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing

By Eleanor Albert
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?
Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger
July 29, 2019

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger

By Catherine Putz
A judge quickly agreed to send the case to Almaty; Serikzhan Bilash is charged with inciting violence against Chinese.

Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
June 03, 2019

Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere

By Catherine Putz
Sauytbay has reportedly left Kazakhstan for Sweden, still seeking asylum after blowing the whistle on China's Xinjiang camps.

Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
May 01, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma

By Nazira Kozhanova
China’s crackdown on Muslims in its far west has become a domestic issue for the Kazakh government.

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
April 01, 2019

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will

By Catherine Putz
As ethnic Kyrgyz and Kazakhs continue to disappear into Chinese detention, Bishkek and Nur-Sultan are staying quiet.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee

By Shannon Tiezzi
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018

Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps

By Catherine Putz
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.

All Along the Irtysh River Basin
November 21, 2018

All Along the Irtysh River Basin

By Nicholas Muller
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.

Central Asia Gassing Up China
November 07, 2018

Central Asia Gassing Up China

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan looks to increase its natural gas exports to China, and Turkmenistan may be gaining an old customer back.

Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018

Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.
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

By Ankit Panda
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to discuss recent developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

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