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Kicked Out: How the United States Lost its Key Air Base in Central Asia

Author’s note: While we spent three weeks in Bishkek waiting for our Chinese Visas, we completed a story investigating reasons why the United States’ main supply base for the Afghanistan war is being shut down by the Kyrgyz government. The … Continue reading

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What’s in the Stare?

There it was again. The unnerving stare. The boy was peeping at me from the shadows of the doorway. How long had he been watching me this time? I raised my eyebrows and smiled at him. His inscrutable expression didn’t … Continue reading

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Hitting Brick Walls: Our First Political Investigation

We’ve learned a lot about journalism on this trip. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, too. Every story we’ve tackled has challenged our persistence, our resourcefulness, and our ethical boundaries. The last story we covered in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan was no … Continue reading

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