After eating her way from China to Italy, chef and author Jen Lin-Liu says that "one of the most alluring things about noodles" is "how varied they are."
In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.
New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple, whose photo was selected as an editor's choice in the National Geographic Photo Contest, discusses his experiences photographing all over the world.
A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
A row of handmade dolls line a market stall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on October 1, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Tyler Palma, a Tokyo-based photographer, captures a range of scenes from Uzbekistan, from a historic Samarkand monument to ordinary village life.
Veteran National Geographic photojournalist Gerd Ludwig explores Astana, Kazakhstan, and uncovers an eclectic, visually arresting new metropolis.
Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin discusses Kyrgyzstan's democratic experiment and its chances for success.
The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage.
If there were any doubts that Kazakhstan mastered the trappings of democracy without heeding its substance, then this election would surely dispel them.
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