COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.

Central Asia vaccination plans underwhelm, but governments look unruffled

Eurasianet January 15, 2021

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan are taking triumphalist stances on coronavirus.

OUTLOOK 2021 Tajikistan

bne IntelIiNews January 11, 2021

Emomali Rahmon has ‘won’ yet another term. What else hasn’t changed? Central Asia’s poorest nation is still pouring money into building the giant Rogun dam. Energy export is one way to ease fiscal woes. But a latest worry is failing rains.

China business briefing: Not happy with Kyrgyzstan

Niva Yau for Eurasianet November 6, 2020

Beijing keeps its cool when admonishing wayward satrapies. It has perfected the cold shoulder.

No surprises in Tajikistan as Rahmon retains presidency with 91% of vote

Nizom Khodjayev in Nur-Sultan October 13, 2020

Outcome secures him a fifth presidential term.