Central Asia

25 September 2018
Kazakh Strongman Plays the Game of Thrones Premium

Speculation swirls as Nazarbaev retires a loyal aide rumored to have fallen foul of his aspirational daughter.

 
Kyrgyzstan first day of school
13 September 2018
Kyrgyzstan Rebuffs Turkish Takeover of Gulen Schools Premium

Officials tell Ankara’s ambassador not to meddle and deny reports Gulen followers may soon be deported.

 
Kashgar, China
11 September 2018
The Kazakh Connection to Chinese ‘Political Education’ Camps Premium

Kazakh government treads a fine line between staying friendly with Beijing and protecting the interests of its co-ethnics in Xinjiang.

 
5 September 2018
Transforming Tajikistan

A new book focuses on Tajik society’s turn to Islam as a means of coping with disorder. From openDemocracy.

By Edward Lemon
 
4 September 2018
Uzbek Telecoms Bribery Case Opens in Sweden Premium

Two telecoms have already paid big fines for handing out bribes worth some half-billion dollars to late Uzbek leader Karimov’s daughter.

 
23 August 2018
Tajik Leader Returns Uzbek President’s Historic Visit Premium

With Uzbek leader Mirziyoyev winning kudos for opening up to the world, could his neighbor be tempted to follow a similar path?

 

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