New Internationalist

Central Asia

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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

Armenia

Facts, figures and ratings in our latest country profile.

Filed in: Armenia

Canada quits Afghanistan, almost

Canadian troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan this month. In theory, at least, reports Wayne Ellwood.

Filed in: Afghanistan Canada

Ramzan Kadyrov

A profile of the President of Chechnya.

Filed in: Chechnya Conflict Russia

  • May 1, 2011
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Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistan’s women?

Orzala Ashraf and Michael Semple, both passionate workers for peace, have very differing points of view. Comment on our debate.

Filed in: Afghanistan Conflict Peace

  • May 1, 2011
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Georgia

Filed in: Georgia

A sea returns to life, a sea slowly dies

Paul Lauener’s stirring report from the Aral Sea, scene of both environmental miracle and disaster.

Filed in: Dams Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Water

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