Turkmenistan’s silent election

Most people outside of Central Asia know little about the gas-rich desert nation of Turkmenistan. The former Soviet Republic has virtually no...

Uzbekistan after Karimov

Repression is legacy of 25-year rule In a country with no independent media, the airwaves are dominated by upbeat government propaganda. So when...

The price of truth

The stabbing of a Kazakh reporter forces an American journalist to ponder the state of American media.  The disturbing news about my friend...