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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
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
Kyrgyzstan: Only 15 percent of infected healthcare workers compensated
Medics say they are actively discouraged from seeking the compensation.
Dec 8, 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
Kyrgyzstan's China debt: Between crowdfunding and austerity
Beijing does not appear disposed to give too much leeway.
Nov 17, 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
Here’s looking at EAEU: The contraband conundrum
The trade bloc's failure to stop contraband smuggling is connected to the high drama playing out in Kyrgyzstan.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Nov 5, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Protests flourish as crises mount on all sides
Acting President Japarov came to power on the crest of rallies, but will he know how to deal with them as leader?
Nov 2, 2020
Perspectives | How U.S. hawks’ fixation on Iran endangers Middle East Christians
A facile and naïve plan being discussed in Washington risks backfiring on Iran’s minority Christians.
Oct 31, 2020
Perspectives | Why Kazakhstan’s leaders fear regional unrest
Rigged elections have created political crises in two other post-Soviet countries this year, leaving Nur-Sultan edgy ahead of a parliamentary vote.
Oct 27, 2020
Ukraine: Zaporizhia bridge emerges as measure of Zelensky’s progress
The president bets on a big infrastructure program to reinvigorate his political fortunes.
Oct 27, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Living in the shadow of a sleeping Chinese oil refinery
The country's largest oil refinery is no stranger to scandals.
Oct 22, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: In an uprising low on heroes, defense volunteers shine
The appearance of the self-defense units is the second time this year that civil society has been forced to hold the line. Where the state repeatedly fails to live up to its obligations, volunteers step in.
Oct 14, 2020