Central Asia Description

Business is Blooming

The number of farmers growing poppies in Afghanistan approaches record levels
Peter Willems
December 8, 2004

Central Asia: China's Mounting Influence

The region's residents debate the motives behind China's increasing economic and political presence
Jeremy Bransten
November 24, 2004

Frustrations in Beijing

Though old rivalries are in the past, cooperation between Russia and China is far from fluid
October 20, 2004

Afghan Archaeology on Road to Recovery

International teams help troubled nation restore cultural heritage after decades of strife
John W. Betlyon
October 12, 2004

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Signs Agreement in Bishkek

In wake of growing American influence in Central Asia, China tightens economic ties with Russia and neighboring states
Valentinas Mite
September 25, 2004