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The Challenges of Electoral Security in Afghanistan

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Registan.net is happy to welcome a guest post from Salima Ahmadi, an Afghan undergraduate student at the American University of Central Asia studying in the International and Comparative Politics department. By Mohammad Jawed Nazari and Salima Ahmadi Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial council elections are due to take place on April 5, 2014, with eleven presidential [...]

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Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan: Can It Ever Be Stopped?

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Registan.net is happy to feature what we hope will be the first of many guest posts by Dillorom Abdulloeva at Tashabbus, a unique organization founded in 2010 by a group of young Uzbek lawyers. Their mission is to encourage and empower citizens to actively participate in the process of strengthening the rule of law in [...]

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The European Union and Central Asia: Economic Cooperation vs. White-collar Crime

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The following is a guest post from Michael Laubsch, Executive Director of the Eurasian Transition Group. Economic cooperation between the EU member states and the Central Asian republics has expanded steadily beyond its initial focus on energy resources. But besides new perspectives in trade, the EU is also increasingly becoming the site for criminal investigations [...]

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Who wants to come to Kyrgyzstan? Prospects for the tourism industry

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With the main beaches and resort areas of the Soviet Union thousand of kilometers away on the shores of the Baltic and the Black Sea, Soviet authorities after the Second World War were looking for a suitable spot to relax workers living in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul lake, blessed with glorious mountain views, sandy beaches [...]

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Mongolia’s Mining Woes Start Taking Their Toll

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by Mathieu Boulègue On 26 June 2013, President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj was reelected for a second four-year term in office upon winning 50.89 percent of the ballots in the first round of election. Behind the curtain, the 6th presidential elections appeared as a litmus test on mining policies in the young Asian democracy. In this, Mongolia [...]

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Rustam Inoyatov: SNB vs MVD

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This post is the first from a new author, Alexander, a researcher currently based in the UK. It seems that free and fair elections will never take place in Uzbekistan. Earlier this year there was a disputed report that Karimov had suffered a heart attack. This has yet again triggered succession rumours. There are a [...]

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Memorial Scholarship Fund for Talas Students

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Talas seems to be established as the least known land of an unknown country. Although an unknown part of the republic, the people of Talas claim it as their home with pride. Corey James Hilber, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who lived in Talas for two years did just that. He worked with several agricultural [...]

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CFP: The Walsh Exchange

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What: The Walsh Exchange Where: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. When: March 22-24, 2013 Description: The Walsh Exchange is the premier undergraduate research conference dedicated to international relations. Our second annual conference will focus on papers that fall into one of three categories: Area and Regional Studies, International Politics and Security, and International Institutions. Schedule: Presenters [...]

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Post-2014 Terrorist Threat in Central Asia: Keeping it Real

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Contributed by Nathan Barrick Is there a terrorist threat to Central Asia after the ISAF drawdown in Afghanistan in 2014? In recent publications, the warnings range from an imminent FATA-like region of militant-dominated, ungoverned space in the Ferghana Valley to the “these are not the terrorists you’re looking for” Jedi mind trick “2014 Central Asia [...]

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The Boys From The Riverside

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Note: This is a guest post from AwarenessProjects.org 1998 Summer days of Samarkand countryside… A river that stretches like snake from one village to the other… It attracts many youngsters who like combining the fun of swimming with shepherding. Every morning, the village boys take their cows and sheep out to the fields and the [...]

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