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· August, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2012

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Tajikistan: New Oil and Gas Find is Good and Bad

Kyrgyzstan: Does Torpedo Testing Pollute Unique Lake?

Kazakhstan: Olympic Veterans and New Champions

Tajikistan: Can Olympic Medalist Become a ‘National Symbol'?

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze

"I hope Chorieva will become a motivation for other Tajik girls and women, and we will have more female champions in future. It doesn't matter whether she wins or loses,...

Kazakhstan: ‘Imported’ Olympic Champions Cause Controversy

Two of the six gold medals bagged by Kazakhstan at the London Olympics were claimed by Chinese-born female weightlifters. The success of the "imported" athletes has caused a lot of...

Georgia: War Photography

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Breaks Stereotypes

Afghanistan: Girl's Murder Sparks Anger and Protests

Shakila, a 16-year-old girl, was reportedly raped and murdered by a powerful politician in Afghanistan's Bamyan province some six months ago. Although the politician's supporters claim that Shakila took her...

Armenia: Conan O'Brien's Yerevan T-Shirt

Georgia: Civil Society Mobilizes After Armenia-Azerbaijan Clashes

With tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the rise, civil society activists and journalists from both countries last month convened in a small ethnic Azeri village in neighboring Georgia.

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to...

UK: Empty Seats at London 2012?

As the games enter their 5th day, Olympic fans are struggling to find tickets to the various venues in London. Many were shocked to see empty seats during the early...

Armenia: Activism or Slacktivism?

Georgia: Philanthropic Blogging

Tajikistan: Legality of Government Military Operation Questioned

Kazakhstan: Images from “Post-Apocalyptic” Village

Chinese-born Weightlifters Win Gold for Kazakhstan

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