Fish Are Finally Returning to the Shrunken Aral Sea
Magzhan Tursinbayev, an ecologist, stepped out of the 4x4 and pointed toward the horizon as he lit his cigarette. “Everywhere here was once the sea. Now look what is left: nothing,” he said, as he pointed to the vast expanse of empty space in front of...
Kyrgyzstan Is the Latest Victim of the Global Heroin Trade
Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan has been a preferred route for drug traffickers sending heroin from Afghanistan to Russia. This has led to widespread addiction and an epidemic of organized crime.