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Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia
October 17, 2019

Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia

By Colleen Wood
Human dignity and scholarly integrity are critical when it comes to researching and intervening in human rights activism.

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle
October 11, 2019

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle

By Khamza Sharifzoda
An interview with Caress Schenk.
Untangling Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia
October 09, 2019

Untangling Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Interview with Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence P. Markowitz.

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?
October 08, 2019

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity
October 04, 2019

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity

By Ian J. Lynch
Tokayev spoke at the UN of the need for a “profound political transformation” in Kazakhstan. But to date, his leadership has represented continuity.

The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road
September 27, 2019

The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road

By Henry Ruehl
Despite lofty ambitions, Khorgos is less transformative than its proponents believe – and yet it does illustrate some of the promise of the BRI.

Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
September 13, 2019

Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?

By Ian J. Lynch
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week seeks to tackle abuse of INTERPOL by autocracies.
The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia
September 13, 2019

The Meridian Highway Through Central Asia

By Austen Dowell
Does a rising road lift all cargo trucks?

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing

By Eleanor Albert
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?
September 11, 2019

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?

By Yau Tsz Yan
The Chinese military technology industry is becoming a serious leader in Central Asia.

#MeTooTalgo: Kazakh Activists Push to Toughen Rape Law
August 29, 2019

#MeTooTalgo: Kazakh Activists Push to Toughen Rape Law

By Colleen Wood
In Kazakhstan, discussion about sexual violence -- and how it’s treated under the law -- has hit a tipping point.
Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool
August 27, 2019

Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool

By Paolo Sorbello
US firms are taking measures to ensure that traffic through their browsers is not intercepted by Kazakhstan's authorities.

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