Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2014
Tajikistan Still Debating the Good and Evil of Halloween
The holiday of Halloween is back on the government's agenda in Tajikistan, meaning citizens in possession of a pumpkin should beware.
Kyrgyzstan's Historical Matriarch Makes a Bid for an Oscar
The seven figure budget of Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains may not raise eyebrows in Hollywood, but in Kyrgyzstan the film has divided movie-goers and spurred an Oscar charge.
Eating Central Asian Plov in New York and London
Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.
Central Asia's First Ladies: Heard But Not Seen?
Are the wives of Central Asia's authoritarian presidents the power behind the throne or just highly placed women subject to the same raw deal as many others in the region?
Becoming a Post-Soviet City: Social Housing and Urban Planning in Yerevan
Yerevan, Armenia's capital, has experienced war, communism and a devestating earthquake in 1988. Throughout the city's diverse history, its residents and architecture have left their mark on each other.