Central Asia Description

Chechen Terrorism: Old World Motive, New World Method?

Historical tensions underlie current – and future – turbulence in Russia
Ben Wetherall
August 31, 2004

US Nation-Building Abroad – Part III

Afghanistan unlikely to meet Washington's September elections deadline
Ahmed Rashid
June 1, 2004

Uzbekistan: A Third Front in the War on Terrorism?

Unless handled with care, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy
Charles William Maynes
April 5, 2004

One Hand Clapping in the Caucasus

Global forces helped to push change, but the region’s long-term success is not assured
Kenneth Weisbrode
January 26, 2004

Putting Poppies in the Gas Tank

Opium projects could power Afghan villages and satisfy US energy addiction
Nicholas Schmidle
March 1, 2011

Russia Hosts Summit to Save Tiger

Deforestation, loss of habitat and poaching hurry tiger’s extinction
November 23, 2010

Kyrgyzstan Falls Apart: Can Democracy Work in Central Asia?

In pursuit of power, leaders in Central Asia fail to provide security
Benjamin Bidder, Matthias Schepp
June 22, 2010

Moscow Furious, Says US Not Pushing Drug War in Afghanistan

Flourishing drug trade destabilizes the region
Fred Weir
May 25, 2010

Black Hole on the Black Sea

A weak spot for nuclear terrorism
Sharon Weinberger
May 11, 2010