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What’s Next for Afghan Pilots Who Escaped to Central Asia?
September 13, 2021

What’s Next for Afghan Pilots Who Escaped to Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
With Uzbekistan under pressure, those who landed in Termez are being moved to the UAE. Those in Tajikistan are waiting. 

Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis
September 02, 2021

Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis

By Ivan U. Klyszcz
By virtue of geography, Dushanbe is a critical actor in the international community’s ongoing engagement with Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees
August 31, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Both countries have been willing to take some Afghan refugees in, but only temporarily. 

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?
August 12, 2021

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?

By Filippo Costa Buranelli
Presidential meetings in Central Asia are often dismissed for a lack of concrete results and for their exclusively ceremonial character. But there are good reasons to take the latest meeting seriously.

Afghanistan and Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment
August 10, 2021

Afghanistan and Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment

By Moez Hayat
The Central Asian republics can learn from the experience of Southeast Asia and use the crisis in Afghanistan to spur forward regional cooperation at a time of great power competition. 

Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting
August 05, 2021

Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting

By Catherine Putz
Following summits in 2018 and 2019, the 2021 meeting comes amid a great number of regional difficulties and concerns.

Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family
July 27, 2021

Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan’s leaders declared the country COVID-free back in January, but the recent death of the president’s sister, reportedly from COVID-19, exposes the reality: The pandemic isn’t over.
Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 
July 21, 2021

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 

By Catherine Putz
Moscow is also reported to be open to some kind of cooperation with the U.S., though far short of American bases in Central Asia.

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border
July 08, 2021

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border

By Catherine Putz
With Afghan forces fleeing into Tajikistan and the Taliban managing a border crossing, Dushanbe has reportedly called on its CSTO partners for aid.

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.
Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 
June 26, 2021

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 

By Anna Bjerde
For Central Asia, a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery opens great opportunities for prosperity.

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