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Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
May 01, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
China’s crackdown on Muslims in its far west has become a domestic issue for the Kazakh government.
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
April 01, 2019
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
As ethnic Kyrgyz and Kazakhs continue to disappear into Chinese detention, Bishkek and Nur-Sultan are staying quiet.
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
November 21, 2018
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Central Asia Gassing Up China
November 07, 2018
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Kazakhstan looks to increase its natural gas exports to China, and Turkmenistan may be gaining an old customer back.
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
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
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