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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
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
January 25, 2019
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.
A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
January 23, 2019
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
On January 24, 2019, Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov will have been in prison for 1,215 days for simply doing his job.
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
January 14, 2019
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
Khayrullo Mirsaidov, authorities claim, breached a court order by seeing medical treatment abroad.
Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
January 02, 2019
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
As the appeal of the Russian labor market has decreased, Turkey has become a more attractive option.
To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory
December 18, 2018
Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory
A discussion of dams, terrorism, and nepotocracy in Tajikistan.
Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
November 27, 2018
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
It's likely to never be clear, but claims by the Islamic State to be behind the riot make the question critical.
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
November 20, 2018
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
While only 75 of its intended 335 meters have been built, the first turbine at Rogun has gone into operation with much fanfare.
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
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