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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Uzbekistan colossus has feet of clay

September 19, 2016

Triumvirate likely to keep together to prevent 'Arab Spring' type turbulence.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Few dare to dream of change in Tashkent

September 1, 2016

President Islam Karimov's propaganda has made Uzbeks fearful of any instability and grateful for the visible signs of economic development in the country.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Meeting Mr Karimov

September 1, 2016

Uzbekistan should be the greatest success story of Central Asia and possibility the whole of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The fact that it isn’t is entirely down to Islam Karimov.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Mongolia's MPP wins landslide to save tanking economy

June 27, 2016

MPP returns to power with more than two-thirds of the seats in the legislature.

Kazakh election circus enters final week

March 15, 2016

The month-long campaign for a snap parliamentary election in Kazakhstan on March 20 has entered the home straight, but political observers still remain puzzled why it was called in the first place.

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