With the United National Movement at the helm, the region is now a test for local governance.
Since 1991, the ex-leader has become identified with the state itself, but his status is now crumbling.
Experts say that Zelensky fears the impact on the country’s economy and his chances of winning a second term.
Could a sudden increase in fake news be a precursor to real-world escalation?
The case of 18-year-old gay recruit who refused to finish his mandatory military service due to harassment has set off a wider discussion about LGBT rights.
Case highlights growing pressures on free expression in Central Asian state.
Calls for reinstatement of “Astana” as ex-leader continues to be blamed for legacy of corruption and inequality.
Troop deployment reinforces tensions ahead of war games planned for next month.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
The war confounds young people’s efforts to revitalise Ukraine’s embattled east and counter Russian propaganda.