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Clamping Down On Religious Freedom In Central Asia

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) just released its annual report on freedom of religion in the world.

British Foreign Secretary Cameron Visits Central Asia

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron just completed an official trip to all five Central Asian states.

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.