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

CENTRAL ASIAN BLOG: Syrian peace talks launch Astana's 2017 PR campaign

January 22, 2017

Kazakhstan has good relations with all participants but is likely to help sway the talks in Russia's favour.

CENTRAL ASIAN BLOG: Turkmenistan boxes itself into a corner

January 16, 2017

By cutting off supplies to Iran, Ashgabat has simply strengthened China's leverage on the price of its gas exports.

CENTRAL ASIAN BLOG: Launch of Rogun dam project is leap in the dark

November 14, 2016

Uzbek silence over the Tajik dam project since Karimov's death does not mean it has dropped its opposition.

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.

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