Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
July 17, 2017
Foreign media and watchdogs are being allowed back into the country, and some broken dissidents have been released, but there is little real change on the ground.
April 8, 2017
Once praised as an “island of democracy” in Central Asia, the Kyrgyz Republic now finds itself on a hazardous, illiberal road under a president reluctant to step down.
March 23, 2017
The Kazakh government sees Halyk's takeover as the best way to solve KKB’s bad loans problems, which stem largely from its takeover of failed bank BTA in 2015.
February 10, 2017
The Kazakh president's constitutional proposals have sparked speculation about the real purpose of such reforms.
February 2, 2017
As the banking crisis has snowballed over the past couple of years, donors’ calls for reform were ignored time and time again.