Central Asia

13 September 2010
Social Security in Central Asia

Islam has come back to Central Asia in part because it fills people’s basic needs. If the region’s governments did the same, they might not need fear extremists.

By Abdujalil Abdurasulov
 
7 September 2010
Unofficial Dual-Exchange System Stifles Uzbek Entrepreneurs

Uzbek officials tolerate the black market in dollars, benefitting themselves but harming the economy as a whole.

By EurasiaNet
 

27 August 2010
Killing the Future Premium

As a new school year opens, students in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are in for more bitter lessons in propaganda, corruption, and time-wasting.

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By TOL
 
25 August 2010
Russian Energy Companies Left Out in Turkmenistan

No longer tied exclusively to Russian contracts, Turkmenistan continues to expand its customer base for gas and oil supplies. From EurasiaNet.

By Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
 
19 August 2010
Safe in the Arms of a Stranger Premium

These are anxious times for many Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan. Some families are taking desperate measures to keep their daughters out of harm’s way.

By Ravshan Kholmurzaev
 

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