Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan
9 March 2011
How Much Democracy Does Kyrgyzstan Need?

Supporters say informal popular assemblies could bolster Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to solidify its fledgling parliamentary system. From EurasiaNet.

By Chris Rickleton
 
28 February 2011
Dedication on 2,000 Soms

To be a schoolteacher in Kyrgyzstan requires education, training, and, for most, working at least one extra job.

By Usman Khakimov
 
Kyrgyz_kindergarten
23 February 2011
Kyrgyz Civil Society Flexes Strength Over Orphanage

Bishkek backs off plans to convert an unprofitable children’s shelter into a kindergarten. From EurasiaNet.

By Chris Rickleton
 
22 February 2011
White Marble City

Ashgabat gleams with new buildings and gobbles up the old. From EurasiaNet.

By David Trilling
 
15 February 2011
Look Who’s Doing the K Street Shuffle

Georgia narrowly leads the rest of the Caucasus and Central Asia in the money it spends on lobbyists in Washington. From EurasiaNet.

By Joshua Kucera
 
11 February 2011
The Nero of Dushanbe Premium

Tajikistan fails while its president busies himself fighting perceived Islamists.

By TOL
 

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