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Central Asia. Map by Cacahuate, Wikipedia Commons.

Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Expansion Delayed Again

04 Mar 2017 in 1 , Business

The ill-fated fourth strand of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline has again been put on hold amid apparent sagging demand for the fuel from Beijing, Russian media outlets have reported. A Tashkent-datelined RIA-Novosti news agency…

Location of Kazakhstan. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Kazakhstan: Memories Of Chechen Exodus Don’t Fade

27 Feb 2017 in 1 , World News

By Joanna Lillis* Polina Ibrayeva is now a frail old lady with sparkling brown eyes. Seventy-three years ago, she was a three-month-old infant suddenly uprooted from the Chechen mountain village where she was born and…

Georgia's Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Photo by Kasya Shahovskaya, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia: PM Stokes Debate About Discrimination And Sex Industry

20 Feb 2017 in 1 , Social Issues , World News

By Giorgi Lomsadze* In the heart of Tbilisi, not far from luxury hotels and high-end shops, lie dingy, Soviet-era catacombs that serve as everything from a public urinal and dumpster to the capital’s alleged epicenter…

Location of Kazakhstan. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Kazakhstan: Labor Crackdown And Possible Unintended Consequences – OpEd

07 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

By Hugh Williamson* Things are getting serious again in western Kazakhstan. This oil-rich region on the Caspian Sea was the scene over several months in 2011 of prolonged labor unrest, culminating in clashes that December…

The SIMBAD-RC naval surface-to-air missile, apparently recently acquired by Turkmenistan. (photo: MBDA)

Turkmenistan: Navy Shows Off New French Missiles

01 Feb 2017 in 1 , World News

By Joshua Kucera Turkmenistan has equipped its naval vessels with new anti-aircraft weapons, suggesting that Ashgabat may see a potential airborne threat to its coast or to its offshore oil and gas infrastructure. According to…