Decoding the Taliban’s Anti-Persianism
By Javeed Ahwar
The Taliban’s anti-Persian stance is rooted in their educational and cultural background, but also reflects a longstanding desire by successive Afghan governments to displace the Persian language.
Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script
By Niginakhon Saida
Visit Uzbekistan and you’ll see a variety of alphabets used, a product of the country’s many changes and the long march toward fully using a Latin script.