Washington tries to strike uneasy balance between human rights and pragmatism in the region.
U.S. diplomatic chief’s first trip to region will feature visits to some of the least free countries on the planet.
Decrepit old structures must go, but plans for their replacements are classified, official claims.
Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed 17 agreements on military cooperation.
After targeting beards and lavish parties, President Rahmon seeks harsher punishment for witch-doctors, fortune-tellers.
Plus, U.S. stealth fighters visit NATO allies and Croatia’s foreign minister sets sights on top UN job.
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