Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
November 19, 2021
Mongolia, which once hoped it might avoid a major coronavirus outbreak altogether, has endured prolonged phases of the pandemic. But the data show light at the end of the tunnel.
October 7, 2021
Rather than pay steep prices, many motorists in Uzbekistan hook up dangerous gas cylinders to their vehicles to access cheaper fuel. The “liberalised market” is not working for them.
July 31, 2021
Hamburger heavyweight will want more than a flash-in-the-pan success.
July 1, 2021
International travellers do not arrive on a whim. Most book at least six months ahead. The country’s tourism operators have thus already lost 2020 and 2021.
June 30, 2021
Khurelsukh Ukhnaa hopes to bestride the nation as a president who gets things done. But he’ll have to overcome some big, early challenges first.