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Central Asian Echoes in <em>Non-Democratic Politics</em>
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
February 24, 2017
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Democracy seems to be going into a global decline.
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
December 07, 2016
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
A smattering of Western actors found their way to Uzbekistan to offer paeans to Tashkent’s political system.
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
April 13, 2016
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
Freedom House’s annual report marks 12 years of democratic declines.
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
February 04, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
Not all election monitors were created equal.
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
What You Should Know About Kyrgyzstan’s Election
October 03, 2015
What You Should Know About Kyrgyzstan’s Election
As Kyrgyz head to the polls this weekend, read up on the election.
What You Should Know About Kyrgyzstan’s Election
Kyrgyz Increasingly Disillusioned with Political and Economic Stall
October 02, 2015
Kyrgyz Increasingly Disillusioned with Political and Economic Stall
A new International Crisis Group report says Kyrgyzstan is on an uncertain trajectory.
Kyrgyz Increasingly Disillusioned with Political and Economic Stall
Why Has Kyrgyzstan’s Election Generated Odd Party Mergers?
October 02, 2015
Why Has Kyrgyzstan’s Election Generated Odd Party Mergers?
The Kyrgyz election system is, in part, set up to result in strange bedfellows.
Why Has Kyrgyzstan’s Election Generated Odd Party Mergers?
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
September 04, 2015
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
Bishkek demands a little more respect for its democratic progress, but all is not lost in the US-Kyrgyz relationship.
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
Should We Stop Calling Kazakhstan an Autocracy?
September 03, 2015
Should We Stop Calling Kazakhstan an Autocracy?
Nazarbayev says we should take Central Asia's culture and history into account and quit calling him an autocrat.
Should We Stop Calling Kazakhstan an Autocracy?
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
June 24, 2015
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
The region's rankings can't get much lower and no one expects them to get better, either.
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
April 22, 2015
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
An early presidential election is being held next Sunday and we already know how it will turn out.
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
February 03, 2015
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
Central Asia remains difficult terrain for democracy, and prospects seem bleaker than ever.
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
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