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New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
July 02, 2019
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
The new strategy reflects a more accurate understanding of the region and of the EU’s comparative advantages.
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
June 28, 2019
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
China’s massive investment in Uzbekistan’s digital infrastructure has long-term implications.
China Dominates Digital Infrastructure in Uzbekistan
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
June 24, 2019
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
With new initiatives and new infrastructure, trade plays a dominant role in bilateral relations between Tashkent and Kabul.
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
June 04, 2019
Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
Despite progress, forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan.
Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
May 31, 2019
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Tashkent looks to expats to bring their expertise and experience back to Uzbekistan.
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
May 28, 2019
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
The country’s new private schools must be allowed to innovate.
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
May 28, 2019
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
Uzbekistan’s updated National Guard has increased its cooperation with foreign partners, especially China.
Uzbekistan Leans on China for Public Security Cooperation
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
May 23, 2019
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
When getting into university is based mostly on an entrance exam, high school doesn't really matter -- only exam prep does.
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
May 21, 2019
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
As Uzbekistan makes progress on ending forced labor, Tashkent is open about the remaining challenges.
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
May 15, 2019
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
April 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
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