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Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia
March 22, 2019

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia

By Teppei Kasai and Brad Adams
Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen’s support, and selling its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia short.

In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge
March 14, 2019

In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's approach to inclusive education and “negative attitudes” affect the education of children with disabilities.
Rohingya Refugees Caught Between India and a Hard Place
February 02, 2019

Rohingya Refugees Caught Between India and a Hard Place

By Meenakshi Ganguly
All Rohingya in India should have access to a fair procedure through the UN refugee agency.

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
August 24, 2018

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind

By Catherine Putz
What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?

Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
April 05, 2018

Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
How have reforms impacted the media environment in Uzbekistan?

Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
February 22, 2018

Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey

By Catherine Putz
Human rights groups say Namunjon Sharipov was forcibly returned to Tajikistan.

Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
October 28, 2017

Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, "cautious optimism" about Uzbekistan and a quick lesson on Soviet history in the region; weekend reading.
EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
October 17, 2017

EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing

By Catherine Putz
The dialogue was "open and honest" and meaningless.

The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening
July 06, 2017

The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening

By Catherine Putz
Human Rights Watch and the BBC’s Uzbek service are getting access to the country again.

Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017

Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.

OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
September 27, 2016

OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too

By Catherine Putz
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia

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