Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Spat Highlights Tensions

Analysts say that power play is motivated by competition over energy resources.



Russian Crisis Continues to Bite for Labour Migrants

Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering. (more…)


Kazak State Tightens Grip on Internet

Experts warn that online access will be imperilled if new laws are put into effect. New legislation introduced in Kazakstan has raised concerns over both citizen’s digital freedom and data security. (more…)

KTRK: “Mister 20 Som” on Republican Trunk Roads

Drivers of passenger vehicles on a trunk road seem to have forgotten how to undergo a checkout at transportation checkpoints. Instead of papers, they rush to officers with 20 som in their hands. Some smart officers sometimes stop heavy trucks and manage to get some coal. Investigative journalists of KTRK have found out that these payments are illegal and not intended for the budget. (more…)


Tough Times for Tajik Lawyers

Legal representatives of government opponents find themselves in trouble. (more…)

IWPR Kazakstan: More Action Needed on Workplace Harassment

Stigma and legal loopholes mean that many women suffer in silence. Aigul, a financial analyst from Almaty, recently lost her job after refusing her boss’s sexual advances. The head of the company had begun asking her to stay late in the office, using the opportunity to proposition her. (more…)

US-Kyrgyzstan Ties: Mending Fences or Fresh Start?

Washington looks for areas for pragmatic cooperation despite Bishkek’s alignment with Moscow. Although the United States’ once-close relationship with Kyrgyzstan has faded as Russia reasserts its dominance in Central Asia, the Americans still seem keen to forge a new working relationship. (more…)

Uzbekistan’s Evolving Response to Afghan, Islamic State Risks

Tashkent likely to be more amenable to regional security cooperation, but may still shun formal defence pact.

IWPR Tajikistan: In Tougher Expat Job Market, Tajikistan Must Upgrade Workforce Skills

Tajikistan is hugely dependent on the funds sent home by its expat workforce, but as the Russian economy sheds low-skilled labour, experts are calling for better training so that those travelling abroad have more to offer. (more…)


IWPR Tajikistan: Tajiks Worry About Russian Slump

Fewer jobs and a worsening exchange rate hits households supported by expats in Russia. Families of the many Tajik migrant workers who have had to return home due to economic problems in Russia are now worrying about how they will get through the coming winter.


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