What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
In the final chapters, the mystery of Fedor Lee is solved and some of the Uzbek Koreans return to North Korea.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
June 15, 2016
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
As a security measure, Uzbekistan has reportedly closed its borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
Karimova’s Irish Connection
June 14, 2016
Karimova’s Irish Connection
If high-level talks fail, the US is poised to seize $114 million held in Irish bank accounts.
Karimova’s Irish Connection
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
June 14, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
The story continues as the Koreans transition through life in forced labor camps to building new lives in Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
June 14, 2016
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
But the tension between security and human rights hamstrings U.S. policy.
Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
June 08, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Victoria Kim, in looking into her own history, dives into the story of how Koreans came to Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
May 26, 2016
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
Not only does rampant corruption undermine international investment in the country but its political nature feeds instability.
Corruption, Politics, and Power in Uzbekistan
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
May 21, 2016
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Protests in Kazakhstan, a referendum in Tajikistan, and more. Central Asia weekend reading.
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
May 18, 2016
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
Simple corruption, delinquent Russian distributors, or political struggle?
Explaining the GM Uzbekistan Scandal
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
May 17, 2016
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
The incident will do little to improve the public perception of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
Andijan and its Boogeymen
May 13, 2016
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Uzbek corruption, Chinese influence in Kazakhstan, and hipsters; weekend reads.
Andijan and its Boogeymen
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
May 13, 2016
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
In modern and ancient Asia alike, food and consumable products have been stores of wealth.
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
April 28, 2016
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
Karimov rambled about vegetables and doesn't think the SCO should get involved in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
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