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In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
January 24, 2017
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
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
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
August 16, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
Despite its problems, Kyrgyzstan may be Central Asia's most stable state. Here's why.
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
August 03, 2016
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
The C5+1 is Washington's latest attempt at making diplomatic progress, of any kind, in Central Asia.
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
June 14, 2016
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
But the tension between security and human rights hamstrings U.S. policy.
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
May 12, 2016
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan will be happy to know that the so-called Foreign Agents Bill won't become law. At least not yet.
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
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
The committee called on Kyrgyzstan to release Azimjon Askarov immediately.
UN Human Rights Committee Weighs in on Kyrgyzstan's Askarov Case
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
November 02, 2015
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
The U.S. is mending fences in Kyrgyzstan and avoiding offenses in Uzbekistan.
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
October 28, 2015
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
Interview: Scott Radnitz on Kyrgyzstan
September 18, 2015
Interview: Scott Radnitz on Kyrgyzstan
A look at the recent political, security and economic developments in Kyrgyzstan.
Interview: Scott Radnitz on Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
September 04, 2015
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
Bishkek demands a little more respect for its democratic progress, but all is not lost in the US-Kyrgyz relationship.
Kyrgyzstan, the Mouse that Roared?
Kyrgyz President Cancels Visit to the US, Will Skip UNGA
August 27, 2015
Kyrgyz President Cancels Visit to the US, Will Skip UNGA
Almazbek Atambayev will be traveling to Beijing and Tehran, but dropped the New York leg of his September travel plans
Kyrgyz President Cancels Visit to the US, Will Skip UNGA
ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia
August 18, 2015
ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia
“... it's not like the barbarians are at the doorstep ready to sweep into all of Central Asia.”
ISIS Is a Concern but Not a Serious Threat to Central Asia
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