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Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
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
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
June 03, 2017
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Kazakhstan's slick promises; a controversy in Kyrgyzstan and a bad idea for Afghanistan; recommended reads.
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
May 05, 2017
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
Freedom of the press, a devastating landslide, meeting a manaschi, and a special bonus; weekend reads.
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
April 23, 2016
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
Plus, Islam and legitimacy in Uzbekistan; a quiet border and a dying Tajik theater. Recommended reads.
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
April 02, 2016
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Also, the plight of Tajik afgantsy, US-Uzbek relations and fighting stereotypes in Kazakhstan. Recommended reads.
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
March 05, 2016
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
Worries about northern Kazakhstan's ethnic Russians, rights in Turkmenistan, and other recommended reads.
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
February 13, 2016
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
A glimpse at Kazakh meritocracy and discussion of the West’s policies in the region; recommended links.
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Kazakhstan Wants in on TAPI
November 27, 2015
Kazakhstan Wants in on TAPI
Weekend reading: Turkmen, Turks and other Turkmen, and the Tajikistan internet.
Kazakhstan Wants in on TAPI
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
November 20, 2015
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
Networked authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, vulnerable labor migrants, and other recommended reads.
The Neverending Centerra Gold Story
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
November 13, 2015
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
Kazakhstan’s contradictions and Mongolian records, weekend reads.
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
The Uzbeks of New York
November 07, 2015
The Uzbeks of New York
Kazakhstan’s economy and Kerry’s trip, plus more weekend reads.
The Uzbeks of New York
Kerry Off to Central Asia Amid Pressure to Bring Up Human Rights
October 31, 2015
Kerry Off to Central Asia Amid Pressure to Bring Up Human Rights
A quick look at what to read as Kerry travels the region and a few other recommended reads.
Kerry Off to Central Asia Amid Pressure to Bring Up Human Rights
Former Guantanamo Detainees Exiled to Kazakhstan
October 16, 2015
Former Guantanamo Detainees Exiled to Kazakhstan
Plus: Turkmenistan neutrality, Kyrgyz-Chinese interactions and more. Central Asia links.
Former Guantanamo Detainees Exiled to Kazakhstan
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