US-Funded Broadcaster under Scrutiny for Enabling Tajikistan’s Strongman Rule

by Peter Leonard Since its founding at the outset of the Cold War, U.S.-funded news broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has sought to promote press freedoms and advance an American vision of democracy in some of the world’s most hardened… Continue Reading  

Kyrgyzstan: Fresh Dawn Looming for Ties with US

by Peter Leonard Speculation is mounting that Kyrgyzstan wants to repair relations with the United States after a dispute over human rights torpedoed ties last summer.