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In time of hunger, Tajik president pictured with plenty
Let them eat cake.
Dec 18, 2020
Tajikistan: Even Russia feels pain as pandemic wreaks havoc on migration lifeline
Food prices have jumped this year and there are few jobs, but out-of-work migrants can’t get to where they are desperately needed.
Dec 17, 2020
Perspectives | The BRI is not at the end of the road
Don’t judge the Belt and Road Initiative by its bottom line. Beijing wants to make the rules.
Dec 16, 2020
Here’s Looking at EAEU: What a gas!
Unemployment, post-COVID hopes, and moving gas: This and more in our monthly briefing on the Eurasian Economic Union.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Dec 10, 2020
Kyrgyzstan pleads for more Chinese help in building key infrastructure
Bishkek is also angling for yet more room to ease its debt burden.
Dec 9, 2020
FT investigation on Kazakhstan
Dec 3, 2020
Perspectives | How China gains from Armenia-Azerbaijan war
The distant war may play a role in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Dec 2, 2020
Tajikistan: Emomali’s Russia visit signals his emerging role
Any breakthrough in improving the lot of labor migrants will be touted as sign of his political heft.
Nov 26, 2020
Turkmenistan: The dammed united
Travel bans, dams and Russian fans. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Nov 24, 2020
China diversifies in Central Asia
Beijing has adopted a new economic model for the region, investing less in major infrastructure and spreading its risk.
Dirk van der Kley
Nov 23, 2020
Kyrgyzstan's China debt: Between crowdfunding and austerity
Beijing does not appear disposed to give too much leeway.
Nov 17, 2020
Kazakhstan: IT system at China border increases corruption and lines
Some appear to be using bribes to circumvent the technology.
Nov 16, 2020
Coronavirus adds to reasons to escape Tajikistan
The terminal state of the economy remains paramount in the minds of those wishing to leave.
Nov 13, 2020
Perspectives | What happened to China’s ‘peaceful rise’?
Recent events on China’s periphery confirm that Beijing is playing a long game for regional dominance.
Nov 12, 2020
Uzbekistan to begin Chinese vaccine trial
5,000 volunteers have been mobilized for the phase-three trial.
Nov 9, 2020