Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
July 31, 2021
Hamburger heavyweight will want more than a flash-in-the-pan success.
July 1, 2021
International travellers do not arrive on a whim. Most book at least six months ahead. The country’s tourism operators have thus already lost 2020 and 2021.
June 30, 2021
Khurelsukh Ukhnaa hopes to bestride the nation as a president who gets things done. But he’ll have to overcome some big, early challenges first.
June 17, 2021
In Washington Post article, Erdogan critic and basketball star Enes Kanter raises alarm over educator apparently grabbed by Turkish agents in Kyrgyzstan.
June 8, 2021
Country has option of replacing one strongman for another, voting in the nominee of a splintered party or choosing an entrepreneur said to have delivered the internet to Mongolians.
May 21, 2021
Analysts ask whether Bishkek made its shock move to seize the Kumtor mine in the face of a mounting fiscal crisis and amid anxieties that the gold may be exhausted within three years.
May 8, 2021
Beijing’s hopes of persuading the people of Kazakhstan it’s a force for good won’t be helped if China’s upstream water consumption causes a “second Aral Sea” disaster.