I am the Central Asia editor. I work with authors to produce engaging and inspiring stories that cover five Central Asian countries, Mongolia and Afghanistan. I am interested in social, political and economic developments in these countries. I am from Kyrgyzstan, but I currently live and work in Ulaanbaatar. Outside of work, you can find me either curled up with a book, cooking or enjoying outdoors.
Latest posts by Nurbek Bekmurzaev
Police in Kyrgyzstan pressures exiled anti-war Russians to keep quiet
The war in Ukraine presented Bishkek a challenging task of navigating Russia’s demands for explicit support of its invasion and the risks of falling under Western sanctions.
Central Asians fighting in Ukraine are both defending and attacking it
The authorities in Central Asia have issued stern warnings to their citizens not to fight in Ukraine, threatening lengthy prison sentences for participating in armed conflicts abroad as mercenaries.