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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.

Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016

Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan

By Diplomatic Access
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.

Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
May 12, 2016

Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament

By Catherine Putz
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan will be happy to know that the so-called Foreign Agents Bill won't become law. At least not yet.

UN Human Rights Committee Weighs in on Kyrgyzstan's Askarov Case
April 22, 2016

UN Human Rights Committee Weighs in on Kyrgyzstan's Askarov Case

By Catherine Putz
The committee called on Kyrgyzstan to release Azimjon Askarov immediately.
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
November 02, 2015

Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. is mending fences in Kyrgyzstan and avoiding offenses in Uzbekistan.

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