China’s new Silk Road

Chinese workers have built bridges in Serbia, a huge railroad tunnel in Uzbekistan and a gas and oil pipeline across Myanmar. These are just a few of...

Countering extremism in Central Asia

More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of...

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...