Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
February 26, 2022
To conclude the series, a look at the Tokayev administration’s loyalty to the Kremlin and consideration of whether the country’s civil unrest could re-ignite.
February 13, 2022
Sources theorise that some Nazarbayev clan members may have pushed ahead with coup effort without seeking involvement or approval of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev.
February 6, 2022
How was it that largely peaceful protests across the country descended into mob violence? The details don’t yet add up.
November 19, 2021
Mongolia, which once hoped it might avoid a major coronavirus outbreak altogether, has endured prolonged phases of the pandemic. But the data show light at the end of the tunnel.
October 7, 2021
Rather than pay steep prices, many motorists in Uzbekistan hook up dangerous gas cylinders to their vehicles to access cheaper fuel. The “liberalised market” is not working for them.