No matter China's plans, or its economic influence, the politics of Kyrgyzstan still tilt overwhelmingly toward Russia
The new Kyrgyz President has said he wants to close down the U.S. airbase at Manas International Airport, near Bishkek. But do his feelings about the base really affect its existence?
U.S. Army Major General Peter Fuller was fired following an interview where he criticized Harmid Karzai for saying Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in a war against the U.S. Why firing a general for telling the truth may have been the right call.
Why is the inventor of the troop "surge" in Iraq now calling troop withdrawals a failure?
The Central Asian country's recent struggles with deep regional and ethnic divisions will inform today's vote -- the first since last year's revolution -- and violence could follow
After the April uprising was followed by inter-ethnic violence, the Uzbek-heavy city of Osh is entrenching practices that make it near-impossible for Uzbek families to make a living
Kyrgyzstan's humble and sometimes bumpy progress in recent years has come with investment from Turkey, which is viewed favorably and gratefully here, and from China
Tying Central Asia together with trade is a great idea that needs a heavy dose of realism
The U.S. lacks coherent and measurable metrics for success in the war there, making it difficult to know if our strategy is even taking us in the right direction
The United States has few good options in Central Asia, and maybe Uzbekistan, for all its faults, is the least bad of them
The U.S. relies on strong men to impose control on Afghanistan, a strategy that belies promises of establishing the rule of law and peaceful society
What we know (and what we don't) about the killing of the prominent player in Afghan peace talks and how his death will affect the politics of the region
It's time to cut through red tape and entrust our national security to better candidates
After intervening in Libya, Western powers have a precedent to uphold
Tuesday's deadly assault is part of a years-old trend in the Taliban insurgency
What does and doesn't work in human rights advocacy might not always be obvious
Why the outrage over Gulnara Karimova's participation in Fashion Week is misguided
Fear of expansionist Islamist terrorism wrongly encourages the West to take a military-first approach to the region
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's absences call into question management practices and a culture of workaholism
Assange's organization is learning an important lesson about the value of secrecy -- even for a mission of transparency