More Trouble on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border
May 13, 2015
More Trouble on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border
An Uzbek border guard killed a Kyrgyz man smuggling potatoes from a mostly ethnic Tajik exclave belonging to Uzbekistan.
More Trouble on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border
What Happened 10 Years Ago in Andijan?
May 13, 2015
What Happened 10 Years Ago in Andijan?
A decade after hundreds of protesters were killed by security forces, very little has changed in the country.
What Happened 10 Years Ago in Andijan?
How Is Central Asia Celebrating Victory Day?
May 09, 2015
How Is Central Asia Celebrating Victory Day?
With parades, of course, and trips to Moscow.
How Is Central Asia Celebrating Victory Day?
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
May 05, 2015
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
Probably not. Attribution is difficult and there is very little verifiable information.
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
May 02, 2015
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
And other brief news updates from Central Asia
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
May 01, 2015
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
Every Central Asian state has serious issues with freedom of religion, US advisory body says.
5 Countries Where Freedom of Religion is Threatened
Which Central Asian Leaders Are Attending Russia's Military Parade?
April 25, 2015
Which Central Asian Leaders Are Attending Russia's Military Parade?
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have recently rescheduled their Victory Day parades so their presidents can attend Russia’s.
Which Central Asian Leaders Are Attending Russia's Military Parade?
6 Myths of Muslim Radicalization in Central Asia
April 22, 2015
6 Myths of Muslim Radicalization in Central Asia
Are Western policies in the region based on a series of myths?
6 Myths of Muslim Radicalization in Central Asia
Turning a Blind Eye to Torture in Uzbekistan
April 16, 2015
Turning a Blind Eye to Torture in Uzbekistan
Amnesty International’s latest report, on torture in Uzbekistan, paints a damning picture.
Turning a Blind Eye to Torture in Uzbekistan
Why Is Central Asia Excited About the Iran Deal?
April 15, 2015
Why Is Central Asia Excited About the Iran Deal?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in particular are keen to see progress in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.
Why Is Central Asia Excited About the Iran Deal?
Karimov, Uzbekistan's Perpetual President
April 11, 2015
Karimov, Uzbekistan's Perpetual President
Uzbekistan’s septuagenarian leader was inaugurated (again) Friday with little fanfare.
Karimov, Uzbekistan's Perpetual President
Does CENTCOM Care About Central Asia?
April 02, 2015
Does CENTCOM Care About Central Asia?
Though overshadowed regionally by Afghanistan and ISIS, the U.S. military continues to build ties with Central Asia.
Does CENTCOM Care About Central Asia?
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
January 24, 2015
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
An air route reopens amid border clashes and geopolitical tensions.
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
October 03, 2014
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
Recent satellite imagery shows that the Aral Sea continues to disappear.
How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia's Worst Environmental Disaster
Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Nightmare
October 01, 2014
Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Nightmare
“It is estimated that there are between 7,000 and 12,000 political prisoners in Uzbek jails.”
Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Nightmare
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
September 27, 2013
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
In a rare interview, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has put the maximum distance between herself and her roots.
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
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