Development & Education

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the country that lies directly north of Afghanistan and may soon be linked to it by a new 50-mile railway. The answer is Uzbekistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kyrgyzstan's Soviet past

Fighting between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek people in southern Kyrgyzstan has left more than 180 people dead. Marco Werman talks with Peter Zeihan of the global intelligence company Stratfor about the historical background of the two former Soviet republics.