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Cold Snap and Electricity Shortages Slam Central Asia, Afghanistan
February 02, 2023

Cold Snap and Electricity Shortages Slam Central Asia, Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
The repercussions of the apparent vulnerabilities in Uzbekistan’s energy system have wide implications, none more serious than for Afghanistan.

A Gender Perspective on HIV Prevalence in Uzbekistan
February 02, 2023

A Gender Perspective on HIV Prevalence in Uzbekistan

By Niginakhon Saida and Sara Scardavilli
Gender inequality and stereotypes, especially in health, education, and command over economic resources, make women more vulnerable to HIV and to other related conditions.
Is the Aral Sea a Lost Cause?
February 01, 2023

Is the Aral Sea a Lost Cause?

By Elena Gordillo
The impacts of the Aral Sea’s desiccation are threatening the lives of millions and hopes for its revival are plummeting. 

Is Drug Regulation in India a Myth?
February 01, 2023

Is Drug Regulation in India a Myth?

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Dinesh Thakur and Prashant Reddy about India's drug manufacturing industry and recent cases of India-made drugs leading to the deaths of children in Uzbekistan and Gambia.

Karakalpakstan Trial Ends With 16-Year Sentence for Dauletmurat Tazhimuratov
February 01, 2023

Karakalpakstan Trial Ends With 16-Year Sentence for Dauletmurat Tazhimuratov

By Catherine Putz
Amid the crackdown on protests last summer in Nukus, 21 people were killed -- most of them civilians.

This Week in Asia: January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

This Week in Asia: January 27, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Mirziyoyev Lands in Kyrgyzstan for Long Delayed State Visit
January 27, 2023

Mirziyoyev Lands in Kyrgyzstan for Long Delayed State Visit

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov met Mirziyoyev at the airport, welcoming him for a much anticipated state visit. 
It’s Time to Incorporate Consent Into Central Asia’s Sexual Violence Laws
January 26, 2023

It’s Time to Incorporate Consent Into Central Asia’s Sexual Violence Laws

By Catherine Putz
The criminal codes of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan focus on violence in defining rape, rather than the lack of consent. 

Dismissal or Distraction? Power Scuffles and Governance in Uzbekistan
January 24, 2023

Dismissal or Distraction? Power Scuffles and Governance in Uzbekistan

By Dilmira Matyakubova
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev recently dismissed Jahongir Artikhodjaev, the controversial mayor of Tashkent. 

A Trilateral Gas Union: Risks and Benefits for Central Asia
January 20, 2023

A Trilateral Gas Union: Risks and Benefits for Central Asia

By Mikhail Strokan and Nodira Mukhammadkulova
There are no major alternatives to natural gas to ensure the stable and steady development of Uzbekistan’s economy and society.

Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script
January 20, 2023

Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script

By Niginakhon Saida
Visit Uzbekistan and you’ll see a variety of alphabets used, a product of the country’s many changes and the long march toward fully using a Latin script. 
What’s Next for the Kempir-Abad Dissenters?
January 11, 2023

What’s Next for the Kempir-Abad Dissenters?

By Catherine Putz
It seems the Kyrgyz authorities are set on prosecuting the politicians and activists who stridently opposed the border deal with Uzbekistan, accusing them of coup-plotting.

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