A new documentary The Desert of Forbidden Art directed by Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope, tells the story of an art museum in Uzbekistan filled with supressed art from the former Soviet Union. An American curator, Jane Sharp, remembers her first visit.
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.
Authorities say there are many foreigners fighting alongside the Taliban in Pakistan. Some of them are from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the head of the BBC's Uzbek Service, Sirojiddin Tolibov.
For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.
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