Hawk Hunting, Goat Carcass Chasing, and Steven Seagal at World Nomad Games, in Photos
Goat carcasses, hawk hunting, bone throwing, and Steven Seagal: The World Nomad Games in photos.
Questions of Responsibility Loom After Attack on Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
Chinese and Kyrgyz officials are investigating who launched a suicide bomb attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek.
NGOs Avert Russian-Inspired Restrictions in Central Asia’s Only Democracy
After a grassroots campaign, Kyrgyzstan’s lawmakers struck down a controversial “foreign agents” law.
A Perfect Storm in Central Asia
For years, the five ex-Soviet republics have enjoyed surprising stability. But Russia’s economic crisis is shaking their foundations.
Note to Self: Don’t Make Horse Penis Jokes in Kyrgyzstan
A Scottish gold miner may have been arrested for mocking a traditional Kyrgyz dish on Facebook.
Central Asia’s Island of Democracy is Sinking
Next week’s elections lay bare the failure of Kyrgyzstan’s revolutionary dream.