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Central Asia 20 Years On


Chinese trucks bringing consumer goods into Kyrgyzstan via the Irkeshtam crossing. (Photo: Kindsir/Flickr)
Dina Tokbaeva
21 Dec 11
Moscow will find it hard to claw back former economic dominance as China moves into Central Asian region.
Crossing-point between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. (Photo: Nozim Kalandarov)
Almaz Rysaliev, Askar Aktalov, Inga Sikorskaya, Dina Tokbaeva
15 Dec 11
Political tensions, trade rules and simple corruption make travel between Central Asian states a complex and unpleasant business.
A wedding in Tajikistan.  (Photo: IWPR)
Haramgul Qodir
13 Dec 11
Polygamy now so commonplace that some say legalising it might be best option.
Pyotr Svoik
9 Dec 11
Top-line economic indicators look good, but broader picture is less appealing.
Almaz Rysaliev
9 Dec 11
More restrictive legislation on the way, experts warn.
John Schoeberlein. (Photo: D. Dalton Bennett/Sons of Hedin)
Dina Tokbaeva
7 Dec 11
Managing succession when veteran leaders leave the stage is greatest risk factor for region's stability, leading American expert says.