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2018-01-16 | Diplomacy
2018-01-16 | Diplomacy

US supports sovereignty, independence of Central Asian countries

The US and Central Asian nations share key strategic interests such as countering terrorism and improving regional stability, says a top US diplomat.


2018-01-16 | Security
2018-01-16 | Security

Central Asian nations 'most vulnerable' to Russian aggression

Vladimir Putin’s government has engaged in a relentless assault to undermine democracy and rule of law across the globe, but Central Asia is particularly at risk.


2018-01-15 | Security
2018-01-15 | Security

Russia imperils US 'deconfliction' agreement, risking confrontation in Syria

Russian jets have on several recent occasions flouted a 'deconfliction' agreement with the US that is designed to safeguard both militaries.


2018-01-12 | Religion
2018-01-12 | Religion

Muslim magazine steers Kyrgyz youth away from radicalisation

Umma, the first and only Muslim magazine in Kyrgyzstan, promotes religious education to counter extremism and terrorism.


2018-01-11 | Security
2018-01-11 | Security

Uzbekistan introduces new military doctrine aimed at changing threats

Central Asia's most powerful military is continuing sweeping reforms in order to tackle new challenges.


2018-01-10 | Society
2018-01-10 | Society

Russian attempts to justify Stalin's Great Terror re-open old wounds in Central Asia

Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service, said in a recent interview the executions during the 1930s 'had an objective side to them'.


2018-01-09 | Terrorism
2018-01-09 | Terrorism

Kyrgyz citizen receives 8 years in prison for militancy in Syria

After undergoing training in Syria, Mirlanbek Turdiyev received orders to attack a warship in Vladivostok, but was arrested in Ukraine en route to the target.


2018-01-09 | Diplomacy
2018-01-09 | Diplomacy

Central Asia to see upswing in regional co-operation in 2018: analyst

Central Asian nations will increase co-operation this year, with leaders potentially meeting for the first time since 2005, Kazakhstani political scientist Erlan Karin predicts.


2018-01-08 | Environment
2018-01-08 | Environment

World Bank helps Central Asia prepare for climate change risks

The region's mountain areas are home to thriving ecosystems and unique communities but are sensitive to changing climatic conditions and exposed to rising disaster risks.


2018-01-05 | Education
2018-01-05 | Education

Kazakhstani high school students begin new course on business fundamentals

Sixteen schools throughout Kazakhstan in January have begun teaching a new subject for 10th-11th grade students. The course will eventually be taught nationwide.


2018-01-04 | Economy
2018-01-04 | Economy

Burgeoning trade with US to help Uzbekistan fulfill WTO dream

Joining the WTO will help Uzbekistan break decades of economic isolation, economists predict.


2018-01-03 | Economy
2018-01-03 | Economy

Central Asian leaders vow to make 2018 a year of development

Presidents of Central Asian countries overall called 2017 a year of changes and said they foresee further innovations in 2018.


2018-01-02 | Youth
2018-01-02 | Youth

EU-backed project uses games, theatre to battle radicalisation in Kyrgyzstan

'The simulation game helped us understand our mistakes and stereotypes and taught us to heed other opinions,' one participant said.


2018-01-01 | Economy
2018-01-01 | Economy

Surge in economic activity points to prosperous 2018 for Central Asia

A number of regional and international agreements helped Central Asian states attain substantial GDP growth in 2017.