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Kazakhstan: Financial Illiteracy Hampering Economic Recovery

Kazakhstan’s National Bank will embark on research next year to find out...

Astana’s Plan to Stay Warm in the Winter? Build a Ring of One Million Trees

In 1997 the Kazakh president launched a plan to protect his new...

Kazakhstan: Horse Milk Gallops Into the Dairy Market

Putting horse milk to better use has been 86-year-old Toregeldy Sharmanov’s life...

Mongolia Gets On Board with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road is putting pressure on Mongolia to resolve a...

Georgia Serves as Proving Ground for Experiment to Eradicate Hepatitis C

Thousands of Georgians have been cured of hepatitis C as a result...

Kazakhstan: Memories of the Chechen Exodus Don’t Fade

Polina Ibrayeva is now a frail old lady with sparkling brown eyes....

Armenia Nixes Pakistan’s Ties With CSTO

Armenia has blocked Pakistan from becoming an observer in the Collective Security...

Kazakhstan: Movies Going Kazakh, But Distributors and Audiences Resist

When Kazakh speakers went to the movies last year to catch up...

Russia's Military Olympics Expand to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is hosting two events of the International Army Games, a Russia-created...

Kyrgyzstan: Lavish Nomad Games Promo Puts Sport Lovers in the Mood

The organizers of the second edition of the World Nomad Games, to...

SCO Continues To Expand, But To What End?

As the 15th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is set to...

Tajikistan: No. 2 Lender Seeks EBRD Bailout

It has been an open secret for months that Tajikistan’s No. 2...

Mongolia: Harsh Winter Wiping Out Livestock, Stoking Economic Crisis for Nomads

When Dogoono’s only horse died early in the winter, she cried for...

Kazakhstan: Astana Gives Soccer Rivals the Chills

In the international soccer stakes, the capital of Kazakhstan is becoming the...

Japan's PM Seals Big Deals in Central Asia

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on his historic days-long tour of...

British Peer Proposes Resettling Middle Eastern Refugees in Central Asia

On September 16, Lord Desai stood up in the British House of...

Why Belarus Is About To Get Interesting

When the Ukrainian and Belarusian national football teams faced off in Lviv...

Scientists Offer Solution to Kazakhstan Saiga Deaths Puzzle

Scientists believe they have at long last solved the puzzle of what...

Russia Kicks Off International Army Games With Tank Biathlon, Caspian Contest

Russia has kicked off its inaugural "International Army Games," an Olympic-style competition...

SCO Summit Provides Few Concrete Results, But More Ambitious Goals

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has wrapped up its annual summit, and while...

Kazakhstan: Almost Half of Endangered Antelopes Dead

Almost half of Kazakhstan’s population of rare saiga antelopes has been wiped...

Kazakhstan: Deaths of Rare Antelopes Spark Conservationist Concern

Update, May 26: According to Kazakhstan's Agriculture Ministry, the number of confirmed...

Kyrgyzstan’s Premier Says No Gold Deal as Mining Industry Fizzles

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister has ordered a halt to the country’s two-year effort...

German Bank Report Paints Rosy Picture of Central Asian Economies

It’s tough to find good economic news coming out of Central Asia...

Azerbaijan, Armenia To Become SCO Observers?

Azerbaijan and Armenia are both seeking to strengthen their ties with the...

How Plov, a Central Asian Staple, Became a Russian Favorite

Visit a Moscow market, or courtyard, or construction site, and it’s easy...

EurasiaNet's 2014 Photos of the Year

The year-long unrest and conflict in Ukraine that first escalated and then subsided had...

Turkey: Is The Bloom Off The SCO Rose?

Turkey's ties to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are complementary to its ties...

Russia Wins Tank Biathlon; Next Up, Caspian Naval Biathlon?

Russia hosted -- and won -- the second international tank biathlon competition,...

SCO Exercises To Be Biggest In Ten Years

The joint military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will involve about...

A Tale of Russian Separatism in Kazakhstan

Few people now would recognize the name Viktor Kazimirchuk but it has...

Kazakhstan: Astana Entices Kazakhs From Abroad Amid Ukraine Crisis

Astana is rebooting a program to lure ethnic Kazakhs living abroad to...

Will Mongolia Be The Next SCO Member?

China's foreign minister has suggested that Mongolia could become the next full...

Kyrgyzstan’s Tribunal Defeat Could Be Canadian Partner’s Loss

Kyrgyzstan's massive loss at an arbitration court this month has encouraged speculation...

U.S. Military Conducts Exercises In Mongolia

Over 1,000 soldiers, including about 300 Americans, took part in joint military...

Kyrgyzstan: Time Not Healing Wounds at Osh Bazaar

It was a local Uzbek reporter and friend who accompanied me to...

Wrestlers Horsing Around in Kazakhstan

While most of the world's attention is now fixated on the World...

Shanghai Summit Reminds Central Asia of China’s Regional Clout

As Russia reasserts itself in its former Soviet backyard, the summit of...

Kyrgyzstan: Striving to Protect Snow Leopards

“It’s more than just tying a camera to a rock,” said Koustubh...

Pentagon Chief, On Mongolia Visit, Vows More Cooperation

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Mongolia, promising to increase military cooperation...

Russia, Uzbekistan Floating Plans To Create "Buffer State" In Afghanistan

As Russia, China and Central Asian countries plan for post-2014 Afghanistan, they...

Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev Moots Dumping the “Stan”

As country rebranding goes it’s quite radical: President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested...

Kazakhstan: Endangered Antelope Numbers on the Rise

Good news for the endangered saiga antelope in Kazakhstan: Numbers have almost...

EurasiaNet's 2013 Photos of the Year

Istanbul's city center exploded in protest during the summer, Syria's civil war...

From Yurts To Kimchi, Protecting The World's 'Intangible' Cultures

Seventy-year-old Kakesh Jumabai-Kyzy has spent her entire life working with felt....

Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S.-Mongolian Military Cooperation?

Chinese hackers have been planting malware in documents associated with U.S.-Mongolia military...

As 2014 Approaches, SCO Role In Afghanistan Remains Unclear

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization held its annual summit in Bishkek on Friday,...

Mongolia: Contortionists Aim for UNESCO Recognition

For some, a contortionist is nothing more than a freak-show act, doing...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Wrestles with Dutch Disease Dilemma

Ochir Damchaa chuckles as he drives his second-hand Toyota sedan through the...

Chinese Troops Exercise In Russia, But Where's Rest Of The SCO?

Chinese troops are currently in the Ural Mountains, carrying out joint military...

Mongolia: Celebrating Nadaam

Every year in July Mongolians mark Nadaam, the national festival featuring what...

Kazakhstan’s Saiga Success: Endangered Antelope Numbers Rise

The endangered saiga antelope has had a rough few years in Kazakhstan,...

Turkmenistan Economic News

President Berdymukhamedov Calls for Expedited Construction of East – West Pipeline...

Mongolia: Russian Universities Beckon Again to Young Scholars

When Munkhtsetseg Enkhbat, a Mongolian language instructor at the National University of...

Central Asia & Caucasus: E-Book Highlights Shady Offshore Practices

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group responsible for the...

Kyrgyzstan: Officials Outline Restructuring Plan for Lucrative Gold Mine

As officials in Kyrgyzstan prepare to negotiate with their country’s largest investor...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Signs Up Nature's Engineers to Restore River

Ulaanbaatar is importing foreign experts to combat falling water levels in Mongolia's...

Mongolia: Immigrants in Los Angeles Feeling Economic Pull of Homeland

Starting just over two decades ago, tens of thousands of citizens started...

Mongolia: Racing in the Hoof Steps of Genghis Khan

When Genghis Khan’s army emerged from the Mongolian steppe back in the...

Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?

If all goes as envisioned on June 28, Mongolia’s parliament will no...

Kyrgyzstan: Parliament Talks Trouble for Largest Mine

Kyrgyzstan’s Kumtor gold mine is responsible for some 12 percent of the...

Turkmenistan Weekly News Analysis

Last week, the 12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was...

Behind The Scenes Of SCO Summit, China-Russia Competition For Central Asia?

The twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization took place this week...

Mongolia: Herders Caught Between Cashmere and Climate Change

Batogoo Dorj is a nomad in southern Mongolia’s Bayankhongor Region who makes...

Kazakhstan: Over 500 Endangered Antelopes Found Dead

Over 500 rare Central Asian antelopes have been found dead from unknown...

Why Are Central Asia's Presidents Blowing Off NATO?

Central Asia's presidents would have a lot to talk about at the...

SCO Set To Upgrade Ties With Turkey, Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is strengthening its ties with two countries aligned...

Grant and Training Opportunity for Documentary Photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.

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Mongolia: Arrest of Ex-President Adds Uncertainty to Upcoming Elections

With Mongolia’s economy poised for boom times, politics is taking a dodgy...

Mongolia: Could Mining Threaten Tourism Potential?

Twenty years ago, when a Dutch cyclist named Rik Idema first passed...

Mongolia: Economic Boom Brings Inflation Woes

A mining boom helped Mongolia’s economy grow by an eye-popping 17.3 percent...

Mongolia: Ballet, a Soviet Legacy Continues To Thrive in Ulaanbaatar

When a new performance opens at the Mongolian State Academic Theater for...