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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
Kazakhstan to start Sputnik V vaccinations early next year
Trials for a domestically developed QazCovid-in vaccine are not expected to be completed until March.
Dec 4, 2020
Kazakhstan sleepwalks toward choice-free parliamentary election
But there is no papering over the festering disillusionment.
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
Kazakhstan to borrow $1.8Bln for COVID fight
The government is eager to stress that the loan is all but interest free.
Nov 24, 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
Kazakhstan’s independent media losing advertising battle with bloggers, influencers
The government will help outlets that publish its propaganda.
Nov 20, 2020
Kazakhstan: Nearly half of ventilators bought for COVID-19 defective
Numbers of coronavirus cases has seen a sharp surge recently.
Nov 19, 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
Kazakhstan: Former health minister arrested
The healthcare sector has been embroiled in corruption scandals for years.
Nov 3, 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