The region badly needs new investment as Russian money flees. Yet significant cooperation with Iran is years away.
Region’s media often serve as mouthpieces for policies that stigmatize all but non-political religious activity.
Stalled construction projects across Kyrgyzstan capital’s ‘golden quarter’ are emblematic of the currency’s sharp losses.
A British employee of Kyrgyzstan's biggest gold mine lands himself in hot water by comparing the country’s national dish to a horse’s penis.
Security chief says Islamists from Western Europe could strike in the country, but gives no evidence.
Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed 17 agreements on military cooperation.
Canadian mining company ex-CEO faces ‘trumped-up’ corruption charges.
Central Asia’s only country with an ‘even nominal parliamentary democracy’ votes for status quo.
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.