Traditionalists denounce decision, while others say the publicity can only benefit the venerable institution.
America’s imminent exit from Afghanistan could give impetus for a second Russian base in Kyrgyzstan.
The Internet’s vast potential for self-expression seems more relevant in Central Asia than ever before. From Eurasianet.
Local farmers are eager to try the high-value grain, but lack of equipment and red tape are holding them back.
In an unusual program, artists team up with NGOs from Russia and Central Asia to tell their stories in visually striking ways.
Opponents argue that the liberalization of visas for tourists may lead to influx of unregistered workers.
Officials tell Ankara’s ambassador not to meddle and deny reports Gulen followers may soon be deported.
A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption. From openDemocracy.
Daniyar Usenov was convicted of brutal crackdown on demonstrators in 2010 “color revolution.”
Although the custom can lead to years in prison, women are still regularly forced into marriage.
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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.