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Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
December 15, 2017
Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
Kabul seems willing to pay the price to play with Ankara, that price being a few Turkish teachers.
Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
December 14, 2017
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
December 08, 2017
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
The Kazakh president complained on national television of companies squirreling their money away abroad.
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The Global Oil War Rages On With OPEC Cut Deal Extension
December 05, 2017
The Global Oil War Rages On With OPEC Cut Deal Extension
OPEC and major non-OPEC producers agreed to extend the December 2016 production cut deal through 2018.
The Global Oil War Rages On With OPEC Cut Deal Extension
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
December 02, 2017
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
At the highest levels, yes. But the memories will linger.
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
November 30, 2017
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
India has yet to translate its aspirations in Central Asia into reality.
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
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
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
November 17, 2017
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
The Paradise Papers leak shows that Sauat Mynbayev, a key in Kazakhstan's energy sector, could have conspired to hide millions in offshore havens.
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
November 16, 2017
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
The Kazakh-Kyrgyz rift continues to widen as Atambayev's presidency wanes.
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
October 28, 2017
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
Meanwhile, "cautious optimism" about Uzbekistan and a quick lesson on Soviet history in the region; weekend reading.
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
October 23, 2017
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
For the past month, lack of gasoline, price increases, and public discontent highlighted Kazakhstan's infrastructural and institutional impasse.
Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
October 19, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
Kazakhstan has stymied trade at the border, but the quicksand poured first from President Atambayev’s mouth.
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
September 19, 2017
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
September 11, 2017
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Social tensions boiled in Kazakhstan as three died in a coal mine and hundreds of workers and locals fought in Astana.
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
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