Experts warn that unresolved questions of national self-determination and social problems need to be treated sensitively.
Authorities struggle to contain anger over a citizen’s unexplained death in detention.
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.
Anger over potential plans to drop the decades’ long demand for territory’s independence.
Nearly 100 people from the impoverished neighbourhood were detained in connection with the July 2021 protests.
Bishkek centre provides rare platform to explore social issues from new perspectives.
Freezing cold cells and long stretches in solitary confinement for those who defy the Lukashenko regime.
Could a toxic partnership be developing between mainstream politics and extremists?
In Nur-Sultan, glitzy shopping malls and swanky hotels mirror Kazakstan's vast natural resources. In the outskirts, villages with no running water and basic services tell a different story of poverty and inequality.
Vast natural resources have made a select few rich while millions of Kazaks struggle to make ends meet.