31 May 2017
Caucasus, Central Asia Face Huge U.S. Aid Cuts Premium

President Trump’s 2018 budget envisages massive aid cuts globally, but is likely to be watered down in Congress.

4 April 2017
Kyrgyz-Born Man Suspected in St. Petersburg Metro Attack Premium

Poverty and lack of opportunity continue to drive millions of Central Asians to Russia in search of work.

29 March 2017
Second Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Faces Graft Probe Premium

Country’s president is trying to stifle his opponents and the media, critics charge.

28 February 2017
Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Held on Graft Accusation

Backers of the Ata Meken party leader say he fell victim to political gamesmanship ahead of presidential polls.

21 February 2017
Are Russian Suicide Games Spreading to Central Asia? Premium

Kyrgyz and Kazakh authorities close online groups, question children over social media ‘death groups.’

15 February 2017
Kyrgyzstan TV Show Divides Audiences Premium
Does a competition for (a potential) mother-in-law’s approval celebrate tradition, or cultivate the exploitation of women?
2 February 2017
Fog of Doubt Hovers Over Bishkek Air Tragedy Premium

Some question whether the plane that crashed, killing nearly 40, was only making a refueling stop at Manas airport as claimed.

10 January 2017
Central Asian Uighurs Caught Between Two Fires Premium

The region’s small Uighur community is keen to distance itself from accusations of terrorism.

16 December 2016
Hidebound Kyrgyz Drinkers Warm to All-Woman Pub Premium

'How do your husbands let you brew beer?’ blustered one male customer at a new Bishkek drinking spot.

13 December 2016
Kyrgyz Approve Constitutional Changes Premium

Is the bellwether of Central Asian democracy turning inward, even as closed-off Uzbekistan gradually opens to the world?





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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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