Central Asia

The Murder Trial of a Former Minister in Kazakhstan Has Gripped the Region

Not Getting Away With Murder

Kazakhstan and the surrounding region have been morbidly fascinated by the case of a 44-year-old former government official who was detained on the day his wife’s body was found.

Poland’s Allure for Tajikistan’s Exiles

Escape From Tajikistan

Ethnic Pamiris fleeing repression have found an unlikely home in Poland, bolstered by the broader Tajik opposition movement that took up residence there years before. In Warsaw, they are planning a future after the authoritarian rule of President Emomali Rahmon.