Although many of the candidates nominated for the forthcoming elections in Tajikistan are young, the past record suggests that few of them will make it into parliament or local councils.
Court issues guilty verdict after accepting “comical” evidence that photos libelled Uzbekistan.
Four times reburied - where is the grave of Zviad Gamsakhurdia now?
Following its break with the US, Tashkent moves to forge ties with Russia and China.
The first trial of Andijan “terrorists” looks decidedly staged, but can the government really close off access to other views of what happened.
As pessimists warn that continuing social conflict in Kyrgyzstan is the first sign of state disintegration, the friction may just be a necessary part of building a more democratic society.
Repressive policies from Central Asia governments have done nothing to curb the rise of the banned Islamic party.
Other Central Asian leaders see only chaos and weak leadership in Kyrgyzstan, but they are missing the point – concessions are sign of strength, not weakness.
As suspicions grow about the possible involvement of Tashkent in Alisher Saipov’s death, there is concern that a thorough investigation will prove politically impossible.
As poverty and unemployment drive an increasing number of workers abroad, many become victims of traffickers who sell them into virtual slavery.