Central Asia

21 May 2018
International Organizations Question Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Free Press

Authorities’ crackdown on two news sites that reported on prominent former politician raises concerns about media’s ability to investigate country’s bigwigs.

 
15 May 2018
The Politics of Police Reform
According to a new book, destabilising episodes of violence and an experienced civil society sector are key parts of building consensus for police reform. From openDemocracy.
By Alexander Kupatadze
 
7 May 2018
Uzbek President Orders End to Potemkin Villages Premium

Mirziyoyev’s campaign to undo the strongman policies of his predecessor continues, if not without a hitch or two.

 
3 May 2018
Turkmenistan Opens New, Guinness Record-Worthy Port Premium
Overall financial outlook remains cloudy despite official assurances the resource-dependent economy is on the rebound.
 
27 April 2018
Turkmen Treasure Trove Opens in Berlin Premium

Ashgabat sends rarely seen Bronze Age artifacts abroad in goodwill gesture.

 
18 April 2018
Kazakhstan Adopts Hollywood Glamor to Energize Cinema Industry

The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. From Eurasianet.

By Almaz Kumenov
 

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