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Water Scarcity Will Carry Heavy Economic and Human Toll: Report Green | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Population growth, changing lifestyles, agricultural needs and increased energy production are some of the factors driving record-high demand for wate...

Kyrgyzstan: Bush-era Deal with a Central Asian Ruler May Come Back to Haunt Afghan Campaign

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aram Roston

A potential logistical setback for the efforts in Afghanistan can perhaps be traced back to a tangled Bush-era alliance that enriched the family of a dictator in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Closure Of US Base "Final"

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kyrgyzstan says its decision to close a US base that serves as a vital supply route for US and Nato operations in Afghanistan is "final". It contradi...

Kyrgyzstan Moves To Close US Base | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Kyrgyzstan began moves on Wednesday to close a U.S. military air base in the former Soviet republic that is vital for supplying...

Kyrgyzstan: Water Shortage Ratchets Up Social Tension

EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As if electricity blackouts weren't bad enough, now residents in rural Kyrgyzstan are having difficulties accessing water. Without electricity, Kyrgyz...

Financial Crisis Halts Central Asia's Economic Boom | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Maksat Bolotbekov crouched down, rubbed his blackened hands and caught the last waves of warmth from the fire's grey ashes. Acr...

A Land Where Nowhere Is Safe: A Lesbian Activist Speaks About Gender and Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Anna Kirey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anna Kirey

The government does not even recognize officially that lesbian or bisexual women and transgender people exist. There is no place for us in a conservative, patriarchal value system.

That Foreign Policy Debate We're Not Having

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The problem with foreign policy debates is that we end up debating symptoms -- illegal immigration from Mexico, a surge in Iraq -- rather than systems.