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Gregory Gleason

Uzbekistan: Evaluating the Chances for a Convertible Currency

Uzbek monetary authorities recently announced an intention to make the country’s national...

Uzbekistan: Mirziyoyev Flirting With Regional Reset?

When Uzbekistan’s acting president Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed a joint session of parliament...

Uzbekistan: Evaluating Tashkent's Reason for Leaving the Eurasian Economic Community

Uzbekistan's recent decision to suspend participation in the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC)...

Turkmenistan after Turkmenbashi

Turkmen leader Saparmurat Niyazov's death opens a new era for Turkmenistan and,...

Regional Electrical Integration: Panacea for Central Asia’s Economic Woes?

The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding among Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan...

azakhstan: New Prime Minister Outlines Key Tasks Facing Government

Tasmagambetov was appointed last month after the resignation of Qasymzhomart Toqaev as...

Kazakhstan Positioned as Locomotive of Eurasian Integration

On course to become one of the world's top oil exporters in...

Mixing Oil and Water: Central Asia's Emerging Energy Market

Last month, Central Asian states signed a treaty forming a regional energy...

Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev Heads New EEC Organization

The newly formalized Eurasian Economic Community (EEC) represents the most ambitious effort...

Central Asian "Razborka:" Fallout from Afghanistan's Opium Ban

Shock waves from a dramatic drop in Afghanistan's opium production are beginning...

Tajikistan Minister’s Murder Points to Drug-Route Conflict

The gang-land style murder of Tajikistan Deputy Interior Minister Khabib Sanginov in...

Uzbekistan’s Monetary Isolationism Faces Day of Reckoning

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recent decision to scale back its activities...

Upstream-Downstream: The Difficulties of Central Asia’s Water and Energy Swaps

Gas supplies are flowing again from Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan following a more...

Counterinsurgency in Central Asia: Civil Society is the First Casualty

The outcome of the "security summit" held on January 5 in Almaty...

Kazakhstan Seeks to Break Eurasian Transport Logjam

In one of the world's most closely watched oil-producing regions, a long-standing...

Uzbekistan’s Monetary Isolationism and Central Asian Border Normalization

Uzbekistan is caught in a conundrum in which security concerns are clashing...