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Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
March 24, 2017
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
March 16, 2017
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Mirziyoyev paid his first visit to Turkmenistan while their main joint project – a pipeline to China – was being killed.
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
March 16, 2017
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
After a decade, the EBRD may be returning to Uzbekistan – riding optimism that a new regime can chart a new course.
Return to Tashkent: EBRD President in Uzbekistan to Discuss Revamping Cooperation
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
March 08, 2017
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a two-day visit to Turkmenistan his first official foray abroad.
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan on DHS List of Terrorism Sources
March 01, 2017
Uzbekistan on DHS List of Terrorism Sources
All told, none of the terrorism cases relating to Uzbekistani nationals on American soil have seen any casualties.
Uzbekistan on DHS List of Terrorism Sources
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
February 24, 2017
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Democracy seems to be going into a global decline.
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Good News: After 17 Years, Uzbek Journalist Released
February 23, 2017
Good News: After 17 Years, Uzbek Journalist Released
Muhammad Bekjanov was one of the world's longest-imprisoned journalists.
Good News: After 17 Years, Uzbek Journalist Released
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
February 03, 2017
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Tashkent wants nearly $1 billion in frozen assets back, but the state is complicit in the original corruption.
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
<em>WSJ</em> Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
January 18, 2017
WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
A recent article included a morsel of information about Gulnara’s teenage daughter.
WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
January 17, 2017
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Turkish authorities say Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen, confessed after being captured.
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
January 09, 2017
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
A previously heralded visa liberalization has been punted to 2021.
Uzbekistan Postpones Grand Opening: Visa Changes Delayed Until 2021
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
December 29, 2016
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Accountability is good in governments and editors, a look back at my 2016 Central Asia Outlook
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
December 24, 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
The USSR’s collapse; don’t say ‘colony’; hope for an Uzbek glasnost; and more. Recommended reads.
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
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