A Kyrgyz party leader says if elected on 10 October he will strengthen ties with Russia and insist that all ethnic groups respect the majority’s traditions, language, and history.
In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan’s philanthropy and investment has raised hospitals, hotels, colleges, crops – and in some quarters, suspicion. Fifth in a series.
Islam has come back to Central Asia in part because it fills people’s basic needs. If the region’s governments did the same, they might not need fear extremists.
Uzbek officials tolerate the black market in dollars, benefitting themselves but harming the economy as a whole.
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