Central Asia

15 February 2011
Look Who’s Doing the K Street Shuffle

Georgia narrowly leads the rest of the Caucasus and Central Asia in the money it spends on lobbyists in Washington. From EurasiaNet.

By Joshua Kucera
 
11 February 2011
The Nero of Dushanbe Premium

Tajikistan fails while its president busies himself fighting perceived Islamists.

By TOL
 
Khorgos.trade.center
9 February 2011
Customs Union Portal or Smugglers’ Paradise? Premium

A Kazakh-Chinese border post will soon be a gateway to the Russian market and a link in a spreading Eurasian transport network. From EurasiaNet.

 
2 February 2011
Stop, You’re Embarrassing Me!

Kazakhstan’s president valiantly beats back a “grassroots” attempt to keep him in office for another 10 years. And calls a snap election. From EurasiaNet.

By Joanna Lillis
 
28 January 2011
Triangulation in Tashkent Premium

Brussels needs to remember that Karimov doesn’t hold all the cards in Uzbekistan, and he won’t last forever, anyway.

By TOL
 
26 January 2011
Destructive Engagement Premium

The EU’s overtures to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan could be making the human rights situations there worse, not better.

By Veronika Szente Goldston
 

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