Crimean Tatars gathered for a rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of Stalin’s mass deportation, in Simferopol, Crimea, on May 18, 2014.
AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko
A scholar who spent many years living with the Crimean Tatars explains their long history of persecution.
Business as usual for the Tajik president, Emamoli Rakhmon, at the new year ‘Nowruz’ celebration in March.
Press service of the president of Tajikistan.
Censorship, repression and disinformation have characterised Central Asian responses to COVID-19.
Welcome to the US!
While the West fails to solve its border issues, countries in Asia and Africa have found a positive way forward.
The aftermath of the attack in Manhattan, October 31 2017.
With several terror attacks committed by Uzbeks abroad in 2017, one of the world’s harshest regimes is coming under scrutiny.
A bridge too far?
China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is holding international summit in Beijing, but no Western leaders have said they are coming yet.
Watching over them no longer.
Central Asia’s most populous country is stagnant and repressive, but its two massive neighbours want in now Islam Karimov is gone.
The aftermath of an anti-terrorist raid in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Islamic State has been spreading its influence beyond the Middle East – and Central Asia could be in the firing line.
Vladimir Putin and friends at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in September 2015.
EPA/Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti
A renewed security focus on Afghanistan is part of Vladimir Putin’s plan to re-energise Russia’s vision of a ‘Greater Eurasia’.
Worth it for cheap cotton?
The Aral Sea has reached a new low, literally and figuratively; new satellite images from NASA show that, for the first time in its recorded history, the largest basin has completely dried up. However…
Tried and tested.
Cheating via Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock
The recent move by the Uzbekistan government to block access to the internet – coincidentally on the same day as national university entrance examinations – is rather an extreme example of the ongoing…