Central Asia

26 May 2010
Mongolia’s Uneasy Relationship With China Premium

Fast-growing economic ties are contributing to a new interest in things Chinese among Mongolians – and to manifestations of hatred.

By Alicia Campi
 
Chinese student in Bishkek
25 May 2010
Chinese Money Finds a Mostly Warm Welcome in Kazakhstan

Amid occasional signs of anti-Chinese sentiment, the Kazakh elite are happy to see China upping its stakes in the country’s most valuable industries.

 
Dordoi bazaar Bishkek
24 May 2010
China’s Central Asian Triad Premium

Long cut off from its historical ties to Central Asia, Beijing now sees Xinjiang as a keystone of China’s security, development, and energy policy.

By Michael Clarke
 
21 May 2010
The Do-Gooders and the Despot's Daughter Premium

One AIDS charity has tarnished itself by its association with Gulnara Karimova. But it could still salvage the whole sorry mess.

By TOL
 
19 May 2010
The Needle and the Damage Undone Premium

TOL Reports: Along one of Central Asia’s main drug-trafficking routes, a Kyrgyz doctor helps addicts survive under one roof.

By Hamid Toursunov
 

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