Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
June 17, 2021
In Washington Post article, Erdogan critic and basketball star Enes Kanter raises alarm over educator apparently grabbed by Turkish agents in Kyrgyzstan.
June 8, 2021
Country has option of replacing one strongman for another, voting in the nominee of a splintered party or choosing an entrepreneur said to have delivered the internet to Mongolians.
May 21, 2021
Analysts ask whether Bishkek made its shock move to seize the Kumtor mine in the face of a mounting fiscal crisis and amid anxieties that the gold may be exhausted within three years.
May 8, 2021
Beijing’s hopes of persuading the people of Kazakhstan it’s a force for good won’t be helped if China’s upstream water consumption causes a “second Aral Sea” disaster.
May 1, 2021
An attempt at dissolving Mongolia's ruling party looks like a desperate manoeuvre from President Battulga Khaltmaa as he fights a ban on seeking re-election.