Economy

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FPRI: Chinese business in Central Asia. How crony capitalism is eroding justice

This essay is part of an ongoing research project on Chinese firms’ business practices and their developmental effects in Central Asia. I am deeply indebted to my wonderful research assistants, …

Society

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Eurasianet: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. Communities take stock of destruction wrought by border unrest

Tajik authorities have only glancingly acknowledged the crisis. After days of fighting along the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, large swathes of villages on the Kyrgyz side are scenes of …