Articles by Javier M. Piedra

High Noon in Almaty

Kazakhstan – seldom in the news – found itself at the epicenter of global concern when, on January 2, well-organized armed militants (mainly, though not exclusively, home-grown) sought to turn peaceful, mass demonstrations into a springboard for an anti-government coup d’état. The unrest went on for 10 days. Blood flowed in the streets of Kyzylorda…