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Politics South and Central Asia

Kyrgyz elections stoke regional tensions

The Kyrgyz presidential elections are a positive sign for democracy, but a recent quarrel between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan threatens integration efforts.


Fading tulips: Kyrgyz presidential vote comes amid rising authoritarianism

The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan to be held on 15 October 2017 promises to be the region’s most contentious and unpredictable since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.


Russia’s ‘Orthodox Crusaders’: A growing threat?

A film about a royal love affair would not normally raise many eyebrows. But in Russia, the upcoming release of Matilda – in which director Alexey Uchitel explores the liaison