Central Asia

25 June 2010
How to Understand Osh

As some of the underlying causes of the violence in Kyrgyzstan come to light, so does the realization that they will not be easy to fix.

24 June 2010
Kyrgyzstan’s High Stakes Teeter-Totter Premium

This weekend’s constitutional referendum could help stabilize the country or throw it back into chaos.

By Abdujalil Abdurasulov
21 June 2010
Gunfire, Panic, and Rumors Premium

An ethnic Uzbek describes his family’s escape from Osh, one step ahead of attackers.

By Aibek Talipov
18 June 2010
On Its Own Premium

The events of the past week have shown Bishkek just how much help it can expect from a Kremlin that had so recently come courting.

16 June 2010
Fawning Over the Grandson

A new book can’t praise enough the extraordinary accomplishments of Turkmenistan’s president. From openDemocracy.

By Maria Yanovskaya


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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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