Kyrgyz Students Vanish Into Xinjiang’s Maw
Musicians, folklorists, and storytellers disappear after being forced back to China.
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.