Central Asia






Central Asia: Core and Periphery

Central Asia is, by its most common definition, those five “stans” that were formerly Soviet republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. However, this has…






National Library of Kyrgyzstan

The current building housing the National Library of Kyrgyzstan was built in 1984. It’s located at 208 Sovetskya, near the National Art Museum. It currently…




Turkmenistan: A Rich, Desert Land

Turkmenistan consists mostly of sparsely-inhabited desert, but has still found itself contested between civilizations throughout history. Over the past century, it has been particularly associated…