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South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
April 24, 2019

South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Moon took the long way home from the United States, spending eight days visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019

Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself

By Austen Dowell
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.

Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
January 31, 2019

Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is still trying to cut expenses wherever it can, and even foreign companies are feeling the pinch.

How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019

How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?

By Catherine Putz
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
January 03, 2019

Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.

What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
December 05, 2018

What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?

By Stanislav Pritchin
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018

Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions

By Catherine Putz
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.

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

By Ario Bimo Utomo
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.

Central Asia Gassing Up China
November 07, 2018

Central Asia Gassing Up China

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan looks to increase its natural gas exports to China, and Turkmenistan may be gaining an old customer back.

Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
October 24, 2018

Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases

By Catherine Putz
A Turkish and a German company have joined a host of others with arbitration complaints lobbed against Ashgabat.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018

Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia

By Colleen Wood
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.

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