Each week, hosts Bruce Pannier and Muhammad Tahir welcome a panel of expert guests to discuss significant political developments and pressing social issues affecting the nations of Central Asia.
What's Going On In Uzbekistan? - April 11, 2021
Since Uzbekistan's first postcommunist ruler died in 2016, the country has made attempts to improve its image as a serial rights abuser. So what has gone wrong in recent months?
New Rules In Kazakhstan, Death Threats In Kyrgyzstan: The Problems Facing Central Asian Journalists - March 28, 2021
On this week's Majlis podcast, host Muhammad Tahir and guests discuss the problems media outlets and journalists face in Central Asia.
Majlis Podcast: Bad News For The Remittance Dependent In Central Asia - March 21, 2021
On this week's Majlis Podcast, we discuss the drop in remittances to Central Asia, what this means for migrant laborers from the region and their families back home, and how long the current situation might continue.
Majlis Podcast: The New Dynamics Of Turkey's Central Asia Relations - March 14, 2021
This week's discussion focuses on Turkish-Central Asian ties and what Turkey's foreign minister was doing in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
Majlis Podcast: Women's Day In Central Asia - March 07, 2021
This week, the podcast hosts a discussion on what has changed in the last year, the challenges that remain, and what is being done to bring gender equality to the region and end violence against women.
Majlis Podcast: The Shovvozsoy Mansion Exposé - February 28, 2021
This week, Muhammad Tahir moderates a discussion on a new luxurious resort built outside Tashkent allegedly for the use of the president, who it belongs to, and what is now being said about it inside Uzbekistan.