Central Asia

30 November 2010
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As Kazakhstan’s year at the helm of the OSCE ends, critics say the chairmanship was an award for work not performed.

By Abdujalil Abdurasulov
Kazakh technology students
25 November 2010
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained Premium

Signs of a new innovation-friendly mood are appearing in Kazakhstan’s highly centralized, resource-dependent economy.

By Kenjali Tinibai
12 November 2010
When Parallel Lines Meet Premium

Some good ideas may emerge out of Astana soon, but probably not from the OSCE summit.


9 November 2010
No More Teachers, No More Books

Tajikistan wants to teach Islam to its children, in its own way. But critics say the effort is hobbled by paranoia and corruption.

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By Farrukh Ahrorov
5 November 2010
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As Kyrgyzstan’s new parliament convenes, a perennial outsider party could help swing the country toward – or away from – peaceful compromise.

22 October 2010
License to Criticize Premium
Microsoft gives tyrants one less weapon to wield against their critics.


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