Welcome to the Black Sand Dune blog. We hope to keep this updated frequently with book reviews, current events, travelogues and opinion pieces. This is a collective venture by two Brigham Young University students (one current, one alumnus). We are both passionate about Central Asia and have both lived, worked and traveled there in addition to studying about the region at BYU. We hope that we can shed some light on Central Asian issues and bring new perspectives to the community of Central Asia bloggers.