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Kyrgyz-US Relations Hampered Despite New US Central Asia Strategy
February 29, 2020

Kyrgyz-US Relations Hampered Despite New US Central Asia Strategy

By Kristen Cheriegate
A visa ban for Kyrgyz citizens stems from a lack of biometric passports and poor communication, issues which can be addressed with deeper cooperation.

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions
February 06, 2020

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions

By Catherine Putz
The new strategy revolves around a familiar “holy trinity” -- independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity -- while acknowledging the power of new regional dynamics.
US Suspends Issuing Immigration Visas to Kyrgyz Citizens, Others
February 04, 2020

US Suspends Issuing Immigration Visas to Kyrgyz Citizens, Others

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan is among six countries hit with new visa restrictions by the United States.

Why Is Kyrgyzstan Being Considered for the New U.S. Travel Ban?
January 22, 2020

Why Is Kyrgyzstan Being Considered for the New U.S. Travel Ban?

By Catherine Putz
Politico reported that the Trump administration is considering expanding the controversial “travel ban” to seven more countries, including possibly Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement

By Catherine Putz
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.

In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
January 24, 2017

In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov

By Catherine Putz
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
November 14, 2016

What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump

By Casey Michel
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.

Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
August 16, 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?

By Christopher Schwartz and Alisher Khamidov
Despite its problems, Kyrgyzstan may be Central Asia's most stable state. Here's why.

5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
August 03, 2016

5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington

By Catherine Putz
The C5+1 is Washington's latest attempt at making diplomatic progress, of any kind, in Central Asia.

The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016

The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade

By Casey Michel
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
June 14, 2016

Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow

By Catherine Putz
But the tension between security and human rights hamstrings U.S. policy.

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