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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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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses transparency, natural resources and energy.
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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses transparency, natural resources and energy.
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Roza Otunbayeva, the first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, discusses democracy building initiatives.
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Roza Otunbayeva, the first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, discusses democracy building initiatives.
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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her relationship with other Central Asian neighbors and what's next for her after ceding power in December.
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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her relationship with other Central Asian neighbors and what's next for her after ceding power in December.
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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her nation's political transition and development challenges.
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The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her nation's political transition and development challenges.
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Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin previews his report "Central Asia's Crisis of Governance."
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A new Asia Society report addresses the challenges facing a perennially troubled region.
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Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin discusses Kyrgyzstan's democratic experiment and its chances for success.
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The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage.