CENTRAL ASIA

In UFC, She's No. 2 With a 'Bullet'

Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko, a deadly combo of fighting skill, talent and killer instinct, is about to upend the whole apple cart.

How Telegram Conquered Uzbekistan

Activists’ favorite app is just an everyday tool in Central Asia’s most populous nation.

Is Central Asia Really Stress-Free?

Here’s why pollsters can learn a thing or two about conducting surveys in Eurasia.

Forget Brexit: Central Asia Moves Toward Its Own 'Schengen' Zone

A landlocked region with bitter differences is coming together to survive economically.

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Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Can His Teen Investigative Reporters Battle an Anti-Press Regime?

Journalism has taken Bektour Iskender through revolutions, death threats and even a crowdfunded space venture.

Central Asia's North Korea Hits the Gas to Find New Friends

A crisis with China last winter is prompting Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most closed regimes, to improve frayed ties and build new ones.

Dushanbe’s Millennials Are Reconnecting a Broken City — With the Internet

From online classifieds to restaurant recommendations, first-generation digital entrepreneurs are trying to rebrand a city still scarred by war.

In Tajikistan, They Build Statues to Poets

Who better to represent a country’s cultural history and legacy than its literary giants?.

The Best Tourist Destination You've Never Heard Of. Honest

Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan is the world’s second-largest mountain lake.

This Unlikely Tech Queen Wants to Build a New Global Hub in Kyrgyzstan

CEO Alla Klimenko’s Mad Devs is helping lead Kyrgyzstan’s emergence as a development hub for Asia’s tech scene.

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The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

He Dreams, and a Nation’s History Evolves

Only a few can tell the Epic of Manas, the spiritual tale of an ancient Kyrgyz warrior.

The Land Where Swans and Giraffes Are Made of Tires

Used tires are scattered all over urban Kyrgyzstan.

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