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Swiss-Uzbek Agreement a Step Toward Returning Many Millions to Uzbekistan
September 16, 2020

Swiss-Uzbek Agreement a Step Toward Returning Many Millions to Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Can the Uzbek government ensure that those who participated in Gulnara Karimova’s corruption do not benefit from it once more?
Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld
September 15, 2020

Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld

By Catherine Putz
What concerns the Kazakh government isn’t “fake news” but its own fear that incompetence, pointed out, will undermine the current power structures.

Declan Walsh on the ‘Nine Lives of Pakistan’
September 15, 2020

Declan Walsh on the ‘Nine Lives of Pakistan’

By Shah Meer Baloch
Declan Walsh talks about his latest book, Pakistan, regional politics, media freedom, and more. 

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process
September 15, 2020

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process

By Associated Press
Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a U.S. delegation visiting Pakistan praised its assistance.

Central Asia’s Refineries Under Scrutiny
September 15, 2020

Central Asia’s Refineries Under Scrutiny

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan's anti-monopoly agency fines the Atyrau refinery; Uzbekistan's Fergana refinery becomes loot for investors. 
What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader
September 15, 2020

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader

By Duncan Bartlett
COVID-19, China, and South Korea top the agenda for new LDP President Suga Yoshihide.

US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Company for Rights Abuses in Cambodia
September 15, 2020

US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Company for Rights Abuses in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Chinese investment schemes in Cambodia “deepen corruption [and] undermine rule of law,” the US Treasury says.
Vietnam Land Dispute Trial Terminates in Guilty Verdicts
September 15, 2020

Vietnam Land Dispute Trial Terminates in Guilty Verdicts

By Sebastian Strangio
After earlier signs of leniency, the Vietnamese authorities used the Dong Tam trial to send a strong message.

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics
September 15, 2020

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics

By Crystal Teoh
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country's rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate
September 15, 2020

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate

By Sebastian Strangio
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises
September 15, 2020

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises

By Catherine Putz
With less than a month until election day, Rahmon stands prominently in a field of unsurprising candidates unlikely to rock the boat.
The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China
September 15, 2020

The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China

By Jerome A. Cohen
As the crackdown against dissidents continues, we still don’t know how Beijing decides the victims, timing, and type of detention.

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