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...

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...