From Afghanistan to Kyrgyzstan: Supporting higher education across borders

From journalist Bermet Talant at EurasiaNet comes an uplifting story showcasing higher education as it could be: rising above the day-to-day to support students, setting aside financial concerns and overcoming national boundaries. Read the report below. Talant recounts how 180 students made their way out of the precarious conditions in Afghanistan following the country's takeover …

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Controlling Central Asian “terrorism” and “religious extremism”

Earlier this week, Central Asia had a rare but inglorious moment in the news headlines after an Uzbek born man was found to be behind an attempt at a “terror” attack in New York City. For those unfamiliar with the region or with the complexities of global religious extremism, this event was quickly reduced to …

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