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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

U.S. To Back Human Rights In Central Asia

Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says the United States will "continue to advocate for free media and more open political systems" in Central Asia, a strategic region that lies between Russia, China, Afghanistan, and Iran. More

Afghan Turkmens Demand Probe Into Deadly Shooting

Residents of an ethnic Turkmen village in northwestern Afghanistan are urging authorities to investigate a deadly shooting by police. More

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) hosted his Azerbaijani and Georgian counterparts, Ilham Aliyev (center) and Giorgi Margvelashvili in Kars on March 17.

Azerbaijani, Georgian Presidents In Turkey For TANAP Ceremony

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili were in Turkey on March 17 to attend a ceremony marking the start of the construction of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). More

EU's Mogherini Nominates New Central Asian Envoy

EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini has nominated a new EU special envoy to Central Asia. More

Four Killed On Afghan-Turkmen Border

A local leader in an ethnic Turkmen village near Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan says police killed at least four people and wounded at least seven others while dispersing a protest. More

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The Black Flag South Of The Amu-Darya

The black flag of the Islamic State (IS) militant group has reportedly been raised in areas of northern Afghanistan, just south of the border with Central Asia, and Ashgabat, Tashkent, and Dushanbe have taken notice. More

Extremists Flourish South Of Turkmenistan

n some of the areas adjacent to Turkmenistan it appears militant groups hold as much, and possibly more, territory than the Afghan government can claim to have under its control. And what is worse, there seems to be at least three extremist groups now present in districts just south of the Turkmen border. More
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Features & Commentary

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.

Sports & Dictators: In 2014, A Match Made In Heaven

Many people turn to sports as a welcome break from politics. But from the Olympics to Formula 1, the year 2014 revealed a growing connection between big-ticket sporting events and ugly political regimes.

Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.

In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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