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Glimmer of hope in Central Asia

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog. Happier Days in Osh Market Osh was a bustling, dynamic border town when I...

Ethnicity Amidst the Violence in Kyrgyzstan: A Closer Look

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

I am Kyrgyz sitting in Bishkek. I ask myself will I ever be understood if I said to the Uzbek in the South that I grieved the fact that our people Kyrgyz and Uzbek were killing each other?

View From Within a Blockaded Osh Neighborhood

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

It took many tries to get ahold of my Uzbek friends in Osh this evening, making me worry about their well-being. Finally, I was able to reach them at their home number.

One Family Waits Out the Osh Unrest

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

"It's been terrible," Nargiza said. "Two nights and a day of violence." Her youngest son was supposed to take his last exam to graduate high school today, but that didn't happen.

100,000 Desperate Uzbeks Flee Deadly Kyrgyz Chaos As Death Toll Climbs

AP | ANVAR ILYASOV and SASHA MERKUSHEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JALAL-KUDUK, Uzbekistan — Standing behind barbed wire with other Uzbek refugees, the woman tearfully raised her hands in a Muslim prayer for her...