Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
31 October 2014
21 October 2014
The seven figure budget of Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains may not raise eyebrows in Hollywood, but in Kyrgyzstan the film has divided movie-goers and spurred an Oscar charge.
9 October 2014
Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.
7 October 2014
Are the wives of Central Asia's authoritarian presidents the power behind the throne or just highly placed women subject to the same raw deal as many others in the region?
5 October 2014
Yerevan, Armenia's capital, has experienced war, communism and a devestating earthquake in 1988. Throughout the city's diverse history, its residents and architecture have left their mark on each other.
30 September 2014
After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.
25 September 2014
Once considered untouchable, Gulnara Karimova, diva daughter and apparent prisoner of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, is perhaps closer to discovering what life as a citizen of her country is like.
22 September 2014
South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.
20 September 2014
Criminals, parliamentarians - what is the difference? According to a recent discussion on a popular news platform in Kyrgyzstan, not very much.
12 September 2014
The wait is over. Alexander Sodiqov and family are back in Toronto after the Tajik government assented to a formal request to allow him to continue his academic work there.