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Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
September 29, 2018
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
The violent response to Zere Asylbek kyzy’ art reflects gendered expectations about women embodying the nation in Central Asia.
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
September 26, 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
Kyrgyzstan should focus on genuine threats, not throw people in jail for the videos they watch or the books they read.
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
September 18, 2018
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says Kyrgyzstan’s extremist materials law is vague and open to easy abuse.
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
September 11, 2018
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
A group of teenage girls want to make Kyrgyzstan the next country to launch a microsatellite.
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
September 05, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
Since 2016, Turkey has pressed for Kyrgyzstan to close Gulen-linked schools. So far, Bishkek continues to resist.
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
August 23, 2018
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
India’s soft power push could be threatened by tension stemming from medical students’ bumpy integration in Kyrgyzstan.
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
Two Years Later: Who <em>Isn’t</em> Skipping the World Nomad Games?
August 23, 2018
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
The Kyrgyz say several leaders, including the president of Uzbekistan, are set to attend the third World Nomad Games.
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
August 14, 2018
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
A group of ethnic Kyrgyz who moved to Kyrgyzstan last year from Afghanistan have returned to the Pamirs -- why?
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
August 10, 2018
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Aitmatov and Altay are “beacons to guide those willing to bear a price to be free.”
Illuminating the Lives of Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay, Kyrgyzstan's Beacons
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
August 09, 2018
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
The last five consecutive mayors of Bishkek have been accused of corruption -- not a great record.
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
June 26, 2018
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
The SCO is not a platform for harmony or discord per se, rather it is what the members make of it.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
June 19, 2018
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
The apparent scheme wasn’t carried out, but implicates former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev.
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
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