Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
July 12, 2019
Prosecution of the first Kyrgyz president to leave office peacefully will show that no one is above the law — but it could also discourage his successors from handing over power.
March 20, 2019
The last three decades have been a remarkable but flawed exercise in nation building.
August 17, 2018
The ‘People’s PM’ is treading a fine line following Armenia’s spring revolution.
July 17, 2017
Foreign media and watchdogs are being allowed back into the country, and some broken dissidents have been released, but there is little real change on the ground.
April 8, 2017
Once praised as an “island of democracy” in Central Asia, the Kyrgyz Republic now finds itself on a hazardous, illiberal road under a president reluctant to step down.