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Central Asia includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Content related to these countries can be found below. For content on a specific country, please use the links above. For more Asia Society work on Central Asia, please visit the Asia Society Policy Institute.

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Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and foreign officials from Central Asia discuss the prospects for greater regional economic connectivity.
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Calling the region "critical to global security," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns outlines specific ways the U.S. hopes to aid the cause of greater North-South interconnectedness in Central Asia.
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns outlines specific ways the U.S. hopes to aid the cause of greater interconnectedness in Central Asia.
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Regional representatives from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan review efforts to promote a stable and secure Central Asia with U.S. State Department officials.
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Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)
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David A. Merkel turns focus to issues of democracy and security in the five Central Asia nations.
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Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)
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Following ASPI's project examining the crisis of governance in Central Asia, Asia Society has continued to provide a forum for dialogue about how the region can increase security, manage conflicts, and strengthen the rule of law.
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The Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program selects highly qualified professionals to direct a major, original policy project and provide expertise via the media and public events.
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As a 2011 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society, Philip Shishkin focused on the turbulent dynamics of Central Asia.
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China's economic agreements and aggressive marketing of itself should not be seen as a threat to America, writes a former U.S. State Department official, but a challenge.
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"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.