Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from September, 2014
Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend
After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.
‘The Dictatorship Devours its Own Children': Has Uzbekistan's ‘Princess’ Fallen Forever?
Once considered untouchable, Gulnara Karimova, diva daughter and apparent prisoner of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, is perhaps closer to discovering what life as a citizen of her country is like.
Central Asia and South Korea Are More Connected Than You Might Think
South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.
Camping Next to Kyrgyzstan's Most Notorious Gangster at the ‘World Nomad Games’
Criminals, parliamentarians - what is the difference? According to a recent discussion on a popular news platform in Kyrgyzstan, not very much.
Global Voices’ Alexander Sodiqov Is Safe With His Family in Toronto, Canada
The wait is over. Alexander Sodiqov and family are back in Toronto after the Tajik government assented to a formal request to allow him to continue his academic work there.
Will Kyrgyzstan's Winter Be a Blackout Again?
Since the beginning of summer the Kyrgyz government has been warning of coming electricity shortages. With autumn already here, many Kyrgyzstanis are anticipating the arrival of a cold, dark winter.
Men Convicted in Afghanistan's #Paghman Gang Rape Case Receive Death Sentences
In a powerful display of civic solidarity, Afghan society has finally spoken out against rape crimes. But could it not have done so without demanding the death penalty?
Afghanistan's Ice Bucket Challengers Ask Presidential Rivals to ‘Be Cool!’
With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.