Monday, November 30, 2015

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Uzbekistan -- Central Asian Foreign Ministers pose for a photo with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Samarkand, November 1, 2015

Video The U.S. and Central Asia: A New Relationship?

Join RFE/RLive for insights into what a "post-Afghanistan relationship" might look like between the U.S. and the five countries of Central Asia just visited by Secretary of State John Kerry, especially in the areas of security and human rights. More

Video The Taliban Threat to Central Asia

Last week, Taliban militants launched a series of coordinated attacks, capturing a key district on the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border. As the northern border of Afghanistan becomes a flashpoint for a revitalized Taliban insurgency, we examine the threat to Central Asia. More

Turkmenistan -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, October 27, 2014.

What's Behind the Crackdown in Turkmenistan?

Turkmenistan, long ranked as among the world's most closed societies, is waging an unprecedented campaign against the few independent journalists and activists seeking to provide an alternative to the government's monopoly on information. More

Afghan security forces arrive from Kabul in an attempt to regain Kunduz from Taliban militants.

Video The Capture of Kunduz

In its biggest victory in 15 years, Taliban militants captured the city of Kunduz on Monday - sending shockwaves throughout the country. Afghan forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, quickly reclaimed the town, but what does this mean for an already fragile Afghanistan? More

Kyrgyzstan -- Bir Bol party election, Naryn

Video Election Day: Kyrgyzstan

Although domestic concerns are driving the pre-election debate in Kyrgyzstan, the outcome of the vote will also either confirm the Kyrgyz government’s recent foreign policy tilt towards Russia, or push the country back toward its more familiar independence and moderation within Central Asia. More

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