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The Missing Men of Tajikistan, Making Money Abroad

This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was...

Tajikistan's President: No Photos, Please

Across Central Asia, they are a common sight: portraits glorifying each nation's leader. Rising above the people on roadside billboards and taking pride of place...

Russia Moves to Boost its Role in Central Asia

On July 30, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev sat down for talks with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, two countries that sit in the crosshairs of the...

Could Central Asia Be the Next Flashpoint?

When Pakistani troops began to pummel Taliban positions in the Swat Valley last month, there were other military advances against insurgent outposts — barely...

Strength in Numbers

It's hard to project power with a name like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Certainly, the 10-country Eurasian assembly, which gathered in China's...

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