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Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
July 16, 2019
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
What are Europe’s main interests in Central Asia and how does the EU plan to pursue them?
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
July 04, 2019
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.
Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
July 01, 2019
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
With a new agreement on an old tunnel, and Tehran on the hunt for friends, the tide is pulling Iran and Tajikistan back together for now.
Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
June 18, 2019
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
A new WSJ report cites a Tajik official claiming China is much more deeply involved in Tajikistan than it admits.
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
May 25, 2019
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
The details remain fuzzy, but the conclusion is clear: Something is very wrong.
Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
April 12, 2019
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
In Poland, asylum seekers from Tajikistan wrestle with insecurity and uncertainty.
Tajik Asylum Seekers Struggle for a Sense of Security
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Confronting Tajikistan’s HIV Crisis
March 07, 2019
Confronting Tajikistan’s HIV Crisis
In 2016, the UN estimated that 14,000 Tajiks were HIV-positive -- since then, that number has surely grown.
Confronting Tajikistan’s HIV Crisis
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
February 26, 2019
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
What should be made of recent reporting that shows evidence of a Chinese paramilitary presence in Tajikistan?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
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