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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017 Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell

Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s victory in this year’s election could represent a breakthrough for those working for a stronger, more independent judiciary in Kyrgyzstan.

Azerbaijan’s Wrong Turn

September 29, 2017 Melina Milazzo

Authorities in Baku appear to be newly reinvigorated in their war on Azerbaijani dissidents living in exile. A recent alleged kidnapping and a new report each offer a disturbing reminder of this rising threat to human rights.

Central Asia at History’s Crossroads

July 14, 2017 Leonard Benardo

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.