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From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
April 26, 2018
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Uzbekistan is the only Central Asian country to see improvement, but it's still near the bottom of the rankings.
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
April 26, 2018
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
Tashkent is harmonizing its import tariffs with EAEU norms.
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
April 17, 2018
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Friday’s blaze was the third at the market since January.
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
April 10, 2018
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
April 04, 2018
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Some Kyrgyz people believe that Nooruz collides with Muslim values, but the vast majority still celebrate anyway.
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
April 02, 2018
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into whether Omurbek Babanov plotted to stage a coup after the October 2017 election.
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
March 26, 2018
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
The highly anticipated traditions of Nowruz converge with Kyrgyzstan’s most important sport, Kok Boru, to usher in the new year.
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
March 16, 2018
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
Pressure on the press has increased in Central Asia’s so-called island of democracy.
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
March 08, 2018
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
The IBAHRI says the case against Ata-Meken lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova may violate UN rules ensuring rule of law.
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
March 07, 2018
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
“It is up to Russia," said Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in reference to suggestions that Moscow open a second base in the country.
What About That Proposed Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan?
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
March 02, 2018
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
One of the men arrested is the youngest son of Kyrgyzstan's former ambassador to the United States.
2 Central Asians Arrested in Virginia for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Guns to Chechnya
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