Welcome!

Hello everybody, My name is Christopher Schwartz. I will be the editor for both the CyberChaikhana weblog and the book. I would like to kick start this weblog with one of my favorite quotes from the Koran: “If all the forests were pens, and the oceans ink, the words of God would still not be exhausted.” These words could never be truer than for Central Asia. There are so many stories in the region being written right now, from Astana to Ashgabat to Bishkek to Dushanbe to Tashkent, that it would indeed require a forest of pens and an ocean…