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Russian drag queens put a queer spin on songs from the Motherland

Strutting on stage in stilettos and towering headdresses, Russian-speaking immigrants turned the...

Perspectives | Eric Lee’s The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution

The Georgian Democratic Republic was short lived – lasting only from 1918...

Armenia Wonders: Are We At Risk From US Sanctions?

The United States has reportedly notified Armenia and other countries that they...

Armenia Recognizes IS Massacres of Yezidis as Genocide

Armenia’s parliament has passed a resolution recognising the Islamic State’s massacres of...

What if the Soviet Union had not Collapsed?

As states go, the Soviet Union died young. It also never made...

South Ossetia Joins Russia in Ban on Jehovah's Witnesses

Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against...

Turkey’s Black Sea Policy: Navigating Between Russia and the West

“[Istanbul] holds an absolute dominion over the Black Sea. By one door...

The US “Offshore” Industry and the Eurasian Connection

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a small brick-faced house sits between a Greek Orthodox...

U.S. Says Russia Buzzed its Warship in Black Sea

Russian planes buzzed a United States warship in the Black Sea as...

Team Trump on Russia: Words and Actions

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked his Cabinet members and advisors. Here...

Russia’s Colonial Allergy

“The history of Russia is the history of a country that colonizes...

Jubilation, Caution, Concern as Russia Reacts to 'Great American Revolution'

MOSCOW -- As the news of Donald Trump's upset victory in the...

How Will Donald Trump Handle the Caucasus?

On the cusp of what appears a new era of unpredictability in...

US Hate Group Forging Ties with the “Third Rome”

Matthew Heimbach is a burly, bearded 25-year-old propagator of hate....

U.S. Gets Robust With Reporter on Central Asia's Rights Problems

Washington’s top diplomat traveled to Central Asia to kick-start a historic initiative...

Kazakhstan: Spotlight Homes In on Kazakhstan as Games Battle Heats Up

With international sporting events in the headlines for all the wrong reasons,...

Fear, Conspiracy, and Loathing as Russians React to FIFA Arrests

MOSCOW -- Before the Kremlin commented on the shocking legal drama unfolding...

Uzbekistan Silent as Andijan Anniversary Draws International Attention

The world’s media may be packed with coverage about the 10th anniversary...

Uzbekistan: Fearful Silence Is Andijan Massacre’s Legacy

In many ways, Kalmar is an archetypal Swedish settlement with a picture-postcard...

Kazakhstan: Documentary Flags Mass Poisoning Outside Oil and Gas Field

In November 2014, in a Kazakhstani village near one of the world’s...

Uzbekistan: Watchdog Urges West to Pressure “Torture-Tainted Ally”

Torture is “a defining feature” of Uzbekistan’s criminal justice system, routinely employed...

Tajikistan Places Puff Supplement in America’s Largest Paper

Any writer who deploys the word "stable" to describe Tajikistan without half...

Central Asians Arrested in US for Conspiring to Support ISIS

Three Central Asian men have been arrested in the United States and...

Turkey Linking Major Arms Purchase To Armenian Genocide Recognition

Turkey is reportedly linking its purchase a multi billion-dollar air-defense system to...

Kazakhstan: Astana Speaks on Ex-Guantanamo Asylum Seekers

Five former prisoners from the notorious US-run Guantanamo prison camp who arrived...

Azerbaijan: Wary of Breaking Ties with Gülen in US?

Azerbaijan’s recent crackdown on institutions and individuals allegedly linked to the influential...

Turkey: ISIS Recruiting in Turkish Cities?

By now, it's a well-established fact that foreign fighters looking to join...

Kazakhstan: Striving to Get on the Tourist Trail

Kazakhstan has lifted visa requirements for citizens of selected countries, a move...

Shanghai Summit Reminds Central Asia of China’s Regional Clout

As Russia reasserts itself in its former Soviet backyard, the summit of...

Puck You, U.S.A.! Russian Media Starts Fake War On Ice

The Cold War-era produced some of ice hockey's most spectacular memories. The...

Through Russia’s Cracked Looking Glass, Gorby Was an American Puppet

Amid the frenzy of nationalism stoked by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, many...

SIPRI: Last Decade Saw Eurasian Arms Race

All three South Caucasus countries and Kazakhstan have doubled their military spending...

Russia Criticizes Turkey, U.S., Over Black Sea Deployment

As the U.S. prepares to send another warship into the Black Sea,...

Georgia Asks for US Protection against Ukraine-Style Crisis

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has become another Georgian leader to go to...

Congress Pulls Plug On Pentagon's Central Asia Propaganda

It appears that the Pentagon's propaganda outlet in Central Asia is going...

Turkmenistan International Relations

President Berdymukhamedov Visited Uzbekistan...

Turkmenistan International Relations

International Exhibition and Conference on education, sport and tourism begins in Ashgabat...

Turkmenistan International Relations

Ashgabat Hosted OSCE International Conference on Energy Security...

Is Pakistan Starting To Look More Closely At Central Asia?

With a handful of recent visits by senior Pakistani officials to Central...

Kyrgyzstan Q&A: Author of “Foreign Agents” Bill Seeks to Thwart “Sabotage”

The lead author of a controversial bill that would label most of...

Kazakhstan Students Face Stiffer Charges in Boston Bombing Inquiry

Two students from Kazakhstan have been charged with obstructing the investigation into...

Turkmenistan International Relations

Israeli Ambassador accredited in Turkmenistan...

Turkmenistan: Was a Turkmen Militant Captured in Syria?

The Kremlin-aligned Vesti.ru website is reporting that a Turkmen citizen fighting with...

Kyrgyzstan: Some Students Find Loophole in US State Department Work-Travel Program

When 21-year-old Myrza and his new bride received visas to travel to...

Turkmenistan Economic News

SOCAR: Classic Nabucco Still an Option SOCAR has publicly disagreed with an...

CSTO To Exercise In Armenia; SCO In Tajikistan (And Uzbekistan To Stay Home)

The two big post-Soviet military blocs, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the...

Pentagon Starts Manas Renegotiation With Soft Sell

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited Bishkek on Tuesday, meeting with Kyrgyzstan...

Turkmenistan Weekly Roundup

February 28 - March 7, 2012 *For Breaking News See Our Blog...

Turkmenistan Weekly Roundup

February 7 - 13, 2012 *For Breaking News See Our Blog Sifting...

Saakashvili and Ivanishvili: Bonkers for Obama

Georgia’s feuding Mr. President and Mr. Billionaire went to Washington on January...

Kyrgyzstan: Is Manas Fuel Supplier Pulling Out?

Well-informed sources say Mina Corp, the current fuel supplier to the Manas...

U.S.-Azerbaijan Military Exercises Back On?

The news last week that Azerbaijan had unilaterally and without explanation put...

Abkhazia to Play Dominoes with the World

Abkhazia’s recognition by Russia has not quite led to the domino effect...

NATO and Uzbekistan, Speaking From Different Scripts

So, Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov has finished his trip to Brussels, where...

Russia Looks Askance at Georgia's US-Focused Charm Campaign

Is Moscow’s main bête noire becoming Washington’s darling again?...

Did the Caspian Summit Do Anything to Improve Caspian Security?

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on his way to the NATO summit...

Turkmenistan Weekly Roundup

Five leaders from the Caspian littoral states, which include Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan,...

Armenian Diaspora, Politicians Protest Bryza’s Diplomatic Nomination as Baku Envoy

US President Barack Obama’s nomination of onetime Nagorno-Karabakh conflict mediator Matthew Bryza...

Azerbaijan-U.S. exercises a casualty of Russian pressure?

An Azerbaijani newspaper has a new take on the cancellation of the...

Gallup: Kyrgyzstanis overwhelmingly prefer good relations with Russia over ties with the US

It's unclear what role public opinion plays in Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy --...

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Great expectations on US Navy visit to Georgia

A U.S. Navy frigate, the USS John L. Hall, has completed its...

Armenia Could Move First on Protocol Ratification, Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Says

A comment by a senior pro-government member of Armenia's National Assembly that...

Kyrgyzstan: US Armed Forces to Remain at Air Base for Afghan Resupply Operations

Kyrgyzstan and the United States have agreed to keep the Manas Air...

Tajikistan: Possibility of Expanded Security Ties with Washington Sparks Enthusiasm in Dushanbe

US plans to carry out a significant buildup of forces in Afghanistan...

Tajikistan: Possibility of Expanded Security Ties with Washington Sparks Enthusiasm in Dushanbe

US plans to carry out a significant buildup of forces in Afghanistan...

Official to US: Azerbaijan "Proceeding on Its Own Path"

Six months ahead of Azerbaijan's presidential elections, American criticism of President Ilham...

Kazakhstan to Investors: Increasing the State's Role in Energy Development is the "Main Dimension" of Government Policy

President Nursultan Nazarbayev used his state-of-the-nation address to confirm Kazakhstan's new-found assertiveness...

Azerbaijan: US-Iran Tensions Cause for Minority Arrests?

Some Azerbaijani analysts question whether growing tensions between the United States and...

Experts Wrestle with Crises in Afghanistan, Iran

Experts attending the Middle East Institute's recent 60th Anniversary Annual Conference grappled...