Stories by the Author
Officials concerned that terms for joining Customs Union could do more bad than good.
13 Jan 14
Bullying, low morale and underfunding leave conscript forces in poor shape.
27 Sep 12
Islamic dress becomes more popular in previously secular urban communities.
24 May 12
In Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, police and politicians recruit women as professional campaigners or just as troublemakers.
6 Jan 12
Reduced prices at pumps offset by wider economic problems.
10 Feb 11
As foreign grants dwindle, NGOs turn to cash-strapped government.
29 Nov 10
Hardship forces children to neglect schooling and go out to work.
6 Nov 10
Obvious benefits to good trading terms with Russia and Kazakstan, but economists see pitfalls as well.
21 Sep 10
Funding details to be confirmed after election produces new government.
23 Aug 10
Minor fistfight erupts into worst bloodshed seen in two decades.
21 Jun 10