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White House Proposes Slashing US Programs in Caucasus, Central Asia Click Here to Open in a New Window

When Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited Washington in early May and met with United States President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and other senior officials, it was billed as a reaffirmation of the US’s strong support for Georgia from the new administration.
 

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Repression is the Mother of Invention: Civil Society Groups Embrace Technological Innovation Click Here to Open in a New Window

Activists and innovators are joining forces to improve watchdog capabilities in Eurasia.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Hapless Authorities Defeated by Lawless Traffic Click Here to Open in a New Window

Erbol and Alimbek, a pair of third-graders and lifelong friends, were on their way home from school when a speeding BMW plowed into them.
 

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New Bank Serves as Financial Catalyst for Central Asia’s “Belt and Road” Development Click Here to Open in a New Window
EurasiaNet Commentary

A two-day summit to unveil what China is portraying as the infrastructure project of the century concluded on May 15. The $1 trillion initiative is designed to vastly expand free trade in Africa, Asia and Europe. Realization of the plan will depend in part on the effectiveness of a newly minted development mechanism, known as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
 

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China: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Obligations Click Here to Open in a New Window
EurasiaNet Commentary

It’s not often that the leaders of democracies like Switzerland and Spain gather with the heads of repressive regimes like North Korea and Uzbekistan, but it seems no one wants to miss China’s coming-out party for its “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

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EITI Suspension of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Tests Its Global Leverage Click Here to Open in a New Window
EurasiaNet Commentary

With the suspension of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, along with Azerbaijan’s withdrawal, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) finds itself at a critical juncture. 
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Trapped Between a Landslide and Poverty Click Here to Open in a New Window

From a vantage point upon a hill, the recovery workers in the southern Kyrgyzstan settlement of Ayuu looked like burrowing ants. Beneath them lay the bodies of 24 people — some only toddlers — buried by a landslide big enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool 100 times over.
 

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Central Asia: Challenges Ahead for China’s Belt and Road Project Click Here to Open in a New Window

China’s bid to expand its economic presence in Eurasia – embodied in its “Belt and Road” initiative – requires a major upgrade of railway capacity, especially in Central Asia.

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Russia: Petersburg Metro Blast Sets Off Hunt for Central Asian Terrorists Click Here to Open in a New Window

There is work under way to lay down new water pipes near the family home of Abror and Akram Azimov in Jalal-Abad, in southern Kyrgyzstan. A deep trench dug along the length of the street has turned the web of lanes in this largely ethnic Uzbek neighborhood into an obstacle course.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Government Struggles to Reduce Landslide Threats Click Here to Open in a New Window

On the night of March 26 in the village of Nichke-Say in Kyrgyzstan, a fast-moving wall of rubble and ice swooshed down into a cluster of homes, crushing everything in its path.
 

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The Case for Xenophilia Click Here to Open in a New Window
A writer walks across the globe and total strangers help him stay healthy and safe.
Bomb Defused in St. Petersburg as 8 Held in Connection With Metro Attack Click Here to Open in a New Window
The news added to an already tense atmosphere the second-biggest city in Russia, which until Monday had been spared from any major terrorist attacks.
St. Petersburg Bomber Said to Be Man From Kyrgyzstan; Death Toll Rises Click Here to Open in a New Window
Kyrgyz officials said Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, was a member of the Uzbek minority in the southern city of Osh who had received Russian citizenship in 2011 through his father.
Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
A Boeing 747 cargo jet owned by a Turkish airline and en route to Istanbul from Hong Kong crashed into a village near the capital, Bishkek, killing at least 30.
Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes Into Village in Kyrgyzstan, Killing Dozens Click Here to Open in a New Window
The plane was approaching the airport in Bishkek, the capital, when it struck a cluster of houses.
London Rolls Out the Blood-Red Carpet for Kleptocrats Click Here to Open in a New Window
Britain has allowed its capital to become a playground for oligarchs and their ill-gotten gains. Only a Magnitsky law can quell the corruption.
Suicide Bomber Wounds 3 in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Foreign Ministry of China has condemned the bombing at the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, and has urged the Kyrgyzstan government to investigate thoroughly.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Three people were wounded in the assault, which the Central Asian country’s government called “a terrorist act.”
Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers Click Here to Open in a New Window
Most of the warehouse’s workers were from Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyz representative in Moscow said all of the victims were young women.
Turkey Says Airport Bombers Were From Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Officials have blamed the Islamic State for the attack in which dozens were killed, and raids and arrests have been carried out across the country.





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