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Western Firms Help C. Asia States Spy

A report by a privacy watchdog group says U.S. and Israeli companies have supplied Central Asian states with sophisticated surveillance technology that gives them extensive power to monitor the communications of government opponents and other citizens. More

Uzbek Hurdle To Kyrgyz Power Imports

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev says Turkmenistan is prepared to provide his country with up to 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. More

Soviet WWII Hero Dead At 92

Talghat Bigeldinov, a legendary Soviet pilot in World War II, has died at the age of 92 in Kazakhstan. More

Erdogan In Turkmenistan For First Time As Turkish President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, for a two-day visit. More

IMF Predicts Economic Slowdowns In Caucasus, Central Asia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia will slow by an average of one percentage point this year due to the slowdown in Russia. More

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State, Religion, And Radicalism In Central Asia

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service hosted a roundtable to discuss the credibility of an Islamic threat in Central Asia, the chances of the region moving from secular governments to Islamic governments or the possible relationships between secular governments and the region's traditional religion, and the extent to which it is possible to foster radical religious sentiment in a region still reacquainting itself with Islam after decades of separation. More

IS In Central Asia: Existential Threat Or Convenient Enemy?

To what extent are recent measures designed to deal with the threat of the Islamic State group, and how much is the threat of IS being wielded as a "useful enemy" to allow Central Asian states to implement tighter controls on religious freedoms? More
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