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· March, 2014

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2014

Afghanistan: ‘My Best Weapon to Fight the Taliban is My Voter Card’

Afghanistan's voters are in a defiant mood as they ready themselves for the polls, ignoring an intensification of civillian-focused attacks by "desperate" Taliban insurgents.

Tajikistan Celebrates the Beginning of Spring

Tajik MP Comes Out Against Cousin Marriage

Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP in Tajikistan, has a passion for trying to regulate marriage. She is now urging the parliament to ban cousin marriage.

Kazakh Artist Remembers Zhanaozen Oil Riot

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women's Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan's capital, an angry crowd attacked women's rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.

Letters From Tajikistan: We Are Different, But We Have Much In Common

Speaking Through Graffiti in Kazakhstan

Voices Against Women's Day Remain Rare in Tajikistan

Young Activists Battle Bad Parking Habits in Kazakhstan

Attack Leaves Three Turkmen Border Guards Killed. But Who Killed Them?

A recent attack on a border patrol along the Afghan frontier left three Turkmen border guards dead. Netizens in the country argue about who attacked the border guards and why.

Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.

Kazakhstan: Devaluation, Demonstrations, and Lacy Underwear

"I came out in my last pair of lacy panties, which will be banned in our country as of July 2014."

“Hands Off Russian-Language Press” in Tajikistan

Is Russian-language print media in Tajikistan a "threat" or is it "under threat"?

Winter in Tajik Capital, the “Worst City in Asia”

Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

Ukraine's Capital After Yanukovich, Through a Kyrgyz Blogger's Eyes

A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.

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