Islam has come back to Central Asia in part because it fills people’s basic needs. If the region’s governments did the same, they might not need fear extremists.
Uzbek officials tolerate the black market in dollars, benefitting themselves but harming the economy as a whole.
As a new school year opens, students in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are in for more bitter lessons in propaganda, corruption, and time-wasting.
No longer tied exclusively to Russian contracts, Turkmenistan continues to expand its customer base for gas and oil supplies. From EurasiaNet.
These are anxious times for many Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan. Some families are taking desperate measures to keep their daughters out of harm’s way.
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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.