Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
September 08, 2016
Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
More possible post-Karimov, but still an unlikely direction for Tashkent.
Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Economic Union
The Tajik Tragedy of Uzbekistan
September 06, 2016
The Tajik Tragedy of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan's past is closely intertwined with that of Tajikistan.
The Tajik Tragedy of Uzbekistan
Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan
September 03, 2016
Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan
Anna Neistat, who visited Uzbekistan in the aftermath of the 2005 Andijan massacre, reflects on Islam Karimov's death.
Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan's Karimov Leaves Behind a Legacy of Repression, Slavery, and Kleptocracy
September 03, 2016
Uzbekistan's Karimov Leaves Behind a Legacy of Repression, Slavery, and Kleptocracy
Uzbekistan's founding president has plenty of atrocities to his name.
Uzbekistan's Karimov Leaves Behind a Legacy of Repression, Slavery, and Kleptocracy
Islam Karimov Is Dead, Long Live Islam Karimov
September 02, 2016
Islam Karimov Is Dead, Long Live Islam Karimov
Signs point to a funeral tomorrow. Who will show up?
Islam Karimov Is Dead, Long Live Islam Karimov
What Happens to Uzbek Opposition to CASA-1000 if Karimov Is Dead?
September 02, 2016
What Happens to Uzbek Opposition to CASA-1000 if Karimov Is Dead?
Given the potential successors, continuity looks like the most likely option.
What Happens to Uzbek Opposition to CASA-1000 if Karimov Is Dead?
Succession Question Looms Larger Than Ever as Uzbek Government Confirms President Hospitalized
August 29, 2016
Succession Question Looms Larger Than Ever as Uzbek Government Confirms President Hospitalized
Confirming Karimov's hospitalization is big news. Tashkent has never before admitted the president could be in ill-health.
Succession Question Looms Larger Than Ever as Uzbek Government Confirms President Hospitalized
Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
August 23, 2016
Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
Nothing says happy birthday like shutting out the neighbors.
Uzbekistan Gears Up to Celebrate Independence... by Shutting the Kyrgyz Border
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
August 19, 2016
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
In an already underreported region, journalists face jail simply for doing their jobs.
Per Capita, Turkmenistan Jails Far More Journalists Than China
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
August 11, 2016
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
Oksana Chusovitina is the first gymnast in Olympic history to appear in seven Games.
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
August 04, 2016
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
Washington needs to clarify how new C5+1 projects either build on or differ from previous endeavors.
A New Day for US-Central Asia Relations?
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
August 02, 2016
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
The stay--which lasts until October 31--aims to give Washington and Tashkent more time to negotiate.
US Postpones Seizing Gulnara Karimova's Assets
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
July 21, 2016
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
Dushanbe signs on an Italian company for construction, Tashkent says the project is a leftover of “Soviet megalomania.”
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
July 15, 2016
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Meanwhile, Central Asians in Turkey worry about growing suspicion and ISIS seemingly lashes out around the world.
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
July 08, 2016
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Central Asian governments, which often conflate extremism and dissent, are unprepared for the risk they face.
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
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