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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
Uzbekistan poised to start trials on Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
5,000 people are taking part in the trials.
Dec 10, 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
Uzbekistan: Pressure on media sparks international response
Officials were irked by coverage about haphazard preparations for the heating season.
Nov 30, 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
Uzbekistan postpones first census because of coronavirus
The population has not been counted in over 30 years.
Nov 13, 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
Uzbekistan to begin Chinese vaccine trial
5,000 volunteers have been mobilized for the phase-three trial.
Nov 9, 2020
Uzbekistan: The mixed legacy of Bukhara’s 1920 uprising
One hundred years after the Red Army established the Bukharan People's Soviet Republic, residents are ambivalent about its meaning.
Oct 29, 2020
UFC Khabib’s last outing too hot for Tajikistan?
The authorities are spooked by the idea that a crowd could form.
Oct 26, 2020
China business briefing: Mooove over, Australia
Kazakhstan’s food producers look primed to benefit from China’s increasingly tense relationship with traditional trading partners. This and more in our monthly Chinese business briefing.
Oct 7, 2020
COVID and the new debt dynamics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Before the pandemic, Central Asia’s poorest countries had been managing their Chinese debts quite well. Now they are asking for help.
Dirk van der Kley
Oct 2, 2020
Uzbekistan to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials
Officials say Uzbekistan plans to produce its own vaccine when tests are done.
Sep 30, 2020
Uzbekistan: Authorities turn to citizens to help bust traffic rule breakers
People will be able to report motorists using mobile phone footage.
Sep 27, 2020