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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
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to discuss recent developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
August 01, 2018
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, was released on a suspended sentence and will not be deported to China.
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
July 27, 2018
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
The complexities of international relations aside, is Kazakhstan going to choose China over Kazakhs?
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
November 28, 2017
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
Chinese authorities have put increasing pressure on ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang.
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
May 17, 2017
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Three regional presidents attended the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last weekend.
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
August 31, 2016
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
A look at the successes and complications of Xi’s signature project.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
August 18, 2016
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia's energy resources are increasingly flowing not to Russia, but to China and emerging Asian economies.
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
August 16, 2016
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Central Asian countries are turning to China for funding -- but by default, not by preference.
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Kazakhstan's China Choice
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's China Choice
Kazakhstan's future is at a crossroads, with its relationship to China as the key.
Kazakhstan's China Choice
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
May 24, 2016
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Beijing's belt fits with Kazakhstan's sunny path, but questions remain on its compatibility with the EEU.
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Andijan and its Boogeymen
May 13, 2016
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Uzbek corruption, Chinese influence in Kazakhstan, and hipsters; weekend reads.
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
December 23, 2015
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
December 17, 2015
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ fits nicely with Nurly Zhol, Kazakhstan’s bright pathway to the future.
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
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