Political tensions, trade rules and simple corruption make travel between Central Asian states a complex and unpleasant business.
By Almaz Rysaliev, Askar Aktalov, Inga Sikorskaya, Dina Tokbaeva, Timur Toktonaliev, Lola Olimova - Central Asia
Twenty years after the newly-independent states of Central Asia began marking …
With five formal inquiries into the violence that erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan last year, one would think that some kind of consensus would be emerging about what exactly happened. However, according to the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)’s Dina Tokbaeva, “all the investigative work done to date has tended to confirm existing prejudices rather than encourage a desire to learn new facts and take alternative views on board, with a view to building reconciliation.”