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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
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
December 23, 2016
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
President Emomali Rahmon’s hopeful tone belies reality and history.
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
December 07, 2016
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
A smattering of Western actors found their way to Uzbekistan to offer paeans to Tashkent’s political system.
Election Whitewashing, Uzbekistan Edition
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
December 07, 2016
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
Central Asia watchers were genuinely surprised by the decision, and cautiously hopeful.
With Surprise Visa-Free Travel Plan, Is Uzbekistan 'Open for Business'?
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
December 06, 2016
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the new Uzbek president, but experts caution against celebrating surface-level reforms too soon.
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
What to Expect from Uzbekistan's Presidential Election
December 02, 2016
What to Expect from Uzbekistan's Presidential Election
More of the same, but with a new face.
What to Expect from Uzbekistan's Presidential Election
Long-Held Political Prisoner to Be Released in Uzbekistan
November 26, 2016
Long-Held Political Prisoner to Be Released in Uzbekistan
After more than 23 years, Samandar Qoqonov is to be released from jail.
Long-Held Political Prisoner to Be Released in Uzbekistan
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
November 24, 2016
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
A new database pools information about political exiles pursued across borders by the states of Central Asia
Who Are Central Asia's Exiles?
What’s the Mish-Mish on Gulnara Karimova?
November 23, 2016
What’s the Mish-Mish on Gulnara Karimova?
An anonymous source says she's dead, another anonymous source says she's alive.
What’s the Mish-Mish on Gulnara Karimova?
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
November 11, 2016
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
After 5 years, the EU-Uzbekistan Textile Protocol is headed to a vote in December.
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
November 02, 2016
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
Time will be the true test, but on regional relations the likely next Uzbek president looks to be making progress.
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
November 02, 2016
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
Despite progress, forced labor still lurks in the supply chains of major U.S. retailers
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
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