New Internationalist

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Afghanistan: time to move on?

Ewa Jasiewicz wonders what the US troops will be leaving behind.

Filed in: Afghanistan Conflict United States

A border-crossing project for peace

In her second report from Afghanistan, Ewa Jasiewicz meets young volunteers on a mission.

Filed in: Activism Afghanistan Peace

Welcome to Afghanistan, drone-strike capital of the world

New arrival Ewa Jasiewicz discovers desperation and hope in a resilient people.

Filed in: Activism Afghanistan Conflict Politics

A free and fair election in Azerbaijan? No chance

As Azeris go to the polls, Emma Hughes explains why the result is already a done deal.

Filed in: Azerbaijan Politics

Orthodox Church goes on the rampage in Georgia

Why were nettle-wielding women and stool-throwing priests allowed to attack LGTBI activists? asks Onnik Krikorian.

Filed in: Gay Rights Georgia Politics Religion Violence

Practising peace in Afghanistan

Beth Tichborne speaks to Faiz Ahmed, a peace volunteer in Kabul who is helping to set up a unique multi-ethnic community.

Filed in: Afghanistan Conflict Peace Social Change Society War and Peace

Azerbaijan's pompous kleptocrat

Worldbeater dishes the dirt on Ilham Aliyev, master of autocratic self-enrichment.

Filed in: Azerbaijan

First Madeleine Albright, now Prince Harry: the strange world of humanitarian awards

Felicity Arbuthnot wonders how the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award can be given to someone involved in the war in Afghanistan.

Filed in: Afghanistan Conflict Iraq United Kingdom United States

Eurovision re-opens old wounds in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan’s hosting of the event on 26 May has caused tensions in the region as Armenia pulls out.

Filed in: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict Music

Kyrgyzstan

Nick Megoran revisits one of the poorest of the former Soviet republics and finds that instability, corruption and ethnic tensions remain.

Filed in: Kyrgyzstan

Tajik women rally after divorce-by-text

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan is experiencing a strange new disintegration of its own. Angela Robson reports.

Filed in: Tajikistan

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