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Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting
August 05, 2021

Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting

By Catherine Putz
Following summits in 2018 and 2019, the 2021 meeting comes amid a great number of regional difficulties and concerns.

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia
August 04, 2021

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Russian diplomats continue to press support for a negotiated settlement between Kabul and the Taliban, with a side of shade thrown at the Americans.
Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles
July 19, 2021

Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles

By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian countries have begun coordinating their responses to the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. 

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.

Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions
July 12, 2021

Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions

By Catherine Putz
Jahongir Otajonov, picked by the banned Erk party as its presidential candidate, has reportedly quit the race.

Retreating Afghan Forces Cross Into Central Asia
July 06, 2021

Retreating Afghan Forces Cross Into Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
As the Taliban capture districts in Afghanistan’s north, Uzbek and Tajik responses to fleeing Afghan forces have varied.

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights
July 01, 2021

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights

By Matthew Schaaf
A U.S. trip by Uzbekistan’s foreign minister highlights the gap between Tashkent’s rhetoric and reality on human rights.
The Korean Diasporas in Mexico and Eurasia
June 26, 2021

The Korean Diasporas in Mexico and Eurasia

By Victoria Kim
South Korea has combined foreign policy, soft power politics and public diplomacy in connecting with diaspora communities in Latin America and Eurasia.

New Opposition Party in Uzbekistan Denied Registration, Again
June 22, 2021

New Opposition Party in Uzbekistan Denied Registration, Again

By Catherine Putz
The Truth and Progress party, after being rejected in April, re-applied but was again rejected by the Ministry of Justice.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun
June 21, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent seems to have delicately removed itself from discussing Dushanbe’s Rogun dam, instead offering alternatives.

UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary
June 17, 2021

UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary

By Catherine Putz
The working group called on Uzbek authorities to immediately release the former diplomat.
Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.

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