Central Asia

11 February 2016
Tajikistan to Hold ‘President-for-Life’ Referendum

If the vote succeeds as expected, veteran leader Emomali Rahmon will be able to establish what amounts to a political dynasty.

11 February 2016
No End in Sight to Exodus of Kazakhstan’s Russians

About 19,000 ethnic Russians left during the first nine months of 2015, reports say.

9 February 2016
Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force.
3 February 2016
Nazarbaev Opponent Freed After Recanting His Crime

Free speech case brings out Astana’s uneasiness over rising nationalism in both the Kazakh and Russian communities.

2 February 2016
Iran Potential Economic Lifeline for Struggling Central Asia

The region badly needs new investment as Russian money flees. Yet significant cooperation with Iran is years away.





Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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