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Saule Mukhametrakhimova

Saule Mukhametrakhimova
Central Asia Editor

Originally from Kazakstan, Saule Mukhametrakhimova worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service’s Central Asia and Caucasus section from 1994 to 1999. She joined IWPR as Central Asia and Caucasus Project Coordinator and was instrumental in launching these reporting services. Since 2000, Saule has served as IWPR's Central Asia Programme Manager and later Editor.

Stories by the author

Uzbek leader Islam Karimov (left) and Tajikistan’s Imomali Rahmon (right of group) at the 2012 Shanghai Cooperation Summit. (Photo: Kremlin press office/Wikimedia Commons)
Saule Mukhametrakhimova, Galim Faskhutdinov
3 Sep 14
Conciliatory gestures unlikely to lead to swift improvement in relations.
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
26 Jun 14
Government aims to strengthen links with Kiev while avoiding alienating strategic partner Moscow.
Many Central Asians work in the building industry in Russia. (Photo: Zarina Khushvaqt)
Siyovush Qosimzoda, Saule Mukhametrakhimova, Inga Sikorskaya, Timur Toktonaliev
13 Jun 14
For most, Islam is a uniting force in an alien society, though some experts warn of Islamic radicalisation risk.
Anti-government demonstrators in Independence square February 22, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)
Inga Sikorskaya, Timur Toktonaliev, Nazarali Pirnazarov, Gaziza Baituova
11 Mar 14
While local leaders do not want to go against Moscow, the spectacle of Russian troops entering a former Soviet state is unsettling.
Riot police patrol Janaozen, December 2011. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
10 Dec 13
Two years on, new documentary recalls the tragic events the authorities tried to bury.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
20 Aug 13
Militant groups could use greater freedom of movement within Afghanistan to target countries to the north, experts say.
A coalition of youth groups met in Almaty on July 29-30 to press for a greater say in government policy-making. (Photo: Kazakstan Youth Information Service)
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
12 Jul 13
NGOs say government decisions affecting young people must be designed hand in hand with them, not imposed on them.
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
2 Jul 13
After demolishing political opposition, authorities turn on other critical voices.
Labour and welfare minister Serik Abdenov, before his removal over the pensions fiasco. (Photo: Kazakstan prime minister's website)
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
17 Jun 13
Government backs down on controversial bill after pressure from women’s groups.
Saule Mukhametrakhimova
14 Jun 13
NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan adds urgency to Russian policymaking, regional expert says.