Central Asia

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
15 June 2010
Attackers Target Efforts to Help Victims of Violence

As the brutality continues in southern Kyrgyzstan, aid workers and firefighters find themselves at risk. From EurasiaNet.

By Alisher Khamidov
15 June 2010
A Match That Was Waiting for a Strike Premium

TOL Talk: One analyst says pent up frustrations and wrong-headed policies made the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan inevitable.

By Barbara Frye


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