Inside Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country of┬áincredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of which was formally annexed to neighboring Russia in 1876.┬áIts inhabitants, the Kyrgyz, staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916, in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. The country then became a Soviet republic in…

Inside Tajikistan

The shocking progresses put in place by the Islamic State and the deadly terrorist attacks carried out by extremist jihadists in the West, especially the latest demonstration in Paris, have contributed to making the public eye’s attention almost exclusively focus on the Middle East. If, on one hand, this is a logical consequence of spread…

On the road to Afghanistan

The above title kind of sounds like a 1940’s movie with Bing Crosby and Bob Hopebut, but in this case and in today’s world it has to be about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the crumbling situation in the Central Asian nation of Afghanistan. The big news is that the United…