Dictators without Borders combats the myth of Central Asia as a deeply traditional region isolated from international financial and legal systems.
President Emomali Rahmon has actively been shuffling his children among positions of power over the past few years.
The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.
Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.
Asia's rapidly growing population and fast economic growth rates mean there is a pressing need to step up investment into infrastructure.
Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.