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Stephen M. Bland

Karabakh: De-mining Continues Amid Rising Tension

At 7 AM on a recent Monday morning, the staff of the...

Kazakhstan: Measuring the Northern Aral’s Comeback

Thanks to one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in recorded history,...

Video Commemorates Turkmenistan’s “Disappeared”

For 12 years, Tatyana Shikmuradova has wondered if her husband is alive...

A Letter from Stepanakert: A Weary Calm amid War-Footing

In Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh, time marches on, even as...

Rights Activists Knock on Uzbek Embassy’s Door But Get No Answer

Rights activists are embracing an economic argument against Uzbekistan’s ongoing use of...