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Are Tajik Government Policies Helping Create Terrorists?

Can an authoritarian government’s policies contribute to its citizens becoming terrorists?

Tajiks In Russia Living In Fear After Moscow Terrorist Attack

Russian security forces arrested several Tajik citizens in the wake of the March 22 attack on the Crocus City Hall outside Moscow that left more than 140 dead.

Turkmenistan’s Search For New Gas Markets

In the first two weeks of March, Turkmenistan has been unusually active in promoting its potential as a natural-gas supplier.

Death, Detention, Deportation: The Plight of Karakalpak Activists

Karakalpak activists are experiencing problems in Kazakhstan and in Europe.

Kloop’s Closure: A Bad Omen For Independent Kyrgyz Media?

A court in Kyrgyzstan ordered the closure of Kloop Media on February 9.

Huge EU Investment Program Looks To Expand Middle Corridor To Central Asia

On January 29-30, Brussels hosted an Investors Forum for European Union-Central Asia Transport Connectivity.

The Crackdown On Kyrgyzstan’s Independent Media

While Kyrgyzstan’s independent media scene has been slowly deteriorating for two years, January 15 marked a turning point.

Kyrgyzstan’s Government Raises Its New Flag

Kyrgyzstan has changed its national flag.

Central Asia: Not Russia’s Backyard But Still Russia’s Neighbor

It has been more than 30 years since the five Central Asian states became independent, yet the term “Russia’s backyard” is often still used by some people.

Central Asia’s Rising Global Profile And How That Affects Governance At Home

Central Asia has never enjoyed so much international attention as it has since Russia launched its full-scale war on Ukraine.

Punishing Reporting: Bloggers Under Pressure In Mirziyoev’s Uzbekistan

Since Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev came to power in late 2016, he has often exhorted journalists to draw attention to corruption.

Merchant Protests Shake Kyrgyz Government

The government’s announcement of a new tax regime for local bazaars and markets sparked an unexpected backlash.

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