Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2021
A crumbling wall in Turkistan's new flagship construction project reveals the faults of fast-paced development in Kazakhstan's holiest city.
As Pride month nears its end, one European country stands out for its dismal record when it comes to supporting the LGBTQI+ community.
Why are small communities of Uyghurs in Western countries more active in pursuing justice for their counterparts in China than the large populations of this Muslim minority in Central Asia?
Preliminary results suggested Pashinyan's Civil Contract party won with 58 percent of the vote.
On March 18, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he had come to an agreement with the parliamentary opposition parties to hold an early election on June 20.
Chinese enterprises are making home for themselves in Kyrgyzstan. Some parts of the Kyrgyz population see this trend as a threat.
A new report details extensive violations by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces of international humanitarian law during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, including unlawful bombing, extrajudicial killings, and torture.
In Kazakhstan, Sinophobia is often a tool instrumentalized by protest organizers to mobilize people as a form of criticism of governmental policies
The deal was brokered by the US, Europe and Georgia was hailed as a "first step towards renewing confidence."
"When he called the police, the officer told him, 'If I could, I would burn homosexuals myself'."
"Apple has clearly been forced to comply with legal regulations in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan."
"We tried to reach the mayor, arguing that the plant is harmful to the environment...We tried our best but nobody was listening to us."
A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges.