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Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War
August 12, 2022

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War

By Catherine Putz
The warning came after a video surfaced of a migrant leader in the Russian city of Perm urging compatriots form a “volunteer battalion.”

Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns
August 10, 2022

Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns

By Catherine Putz
A Tajik-Uzbek joint military exercise concluded in Uzbekistan just as a U.S.-organized regional military exercise kicked off in Tajikistan.
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border
August 09, 2022

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border

By Catherine Putz
Settling a border is not an easy task, but Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan seem to be entering the final phases of doing so.

Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities
August 09, 2022

Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities

By Niginakhon bintu Saida
President Mirziyoyev’s new government is taking measures to close the gender gap in the country's education sector as the higher education system goes through major changes. 

What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?
August 08, 2022

What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?

By Akram Umarov and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Tashkent has sought to serve as a broker between the Taliban and the world to keep Afghanistan on the global agenda.

Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Takes New Steps Toward Regional Integration
August 06, 2022

Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Takes New Steps Toward Regional Integration

By Samaya Anjum
The recent Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan marked a crucial step in bringing the Taliban regime back into dialogue with its neighbors – even without formal recognition.

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time
August 05, 2022

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time

By Catherine Putz
The timing of an August 3 briefing on a months-old separatism case in Petropavl was no coincidence.
Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 
August 05, 2022

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 

By Paolo Sorbello
Medvedev has since deleted the social media post and blamed hackers.

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted
August 04, 2022

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted

By Catherine Putz
The blocking and unblocking of certain social media platforms over the last year stems from a data localization law signed in January 2021.

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan
August 03, 2022

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Prominent Pamiri activists and figures have been pursued by the authorities through a variety of means, with those in Russia seemingly at the greatest risk of extradition or rendition.

Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark
August 03, 2022

Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark

By Nina Lesikhina
Solar energy may be a great solution to the climate change problem, but local communities must benefit first. 
How Does Turkmen Cotton, Produced With Forced Labor, Enter Global Supply Chains?
August 01, 2022

How Does Turkmen Cotton, Produced With Forced Labor, Enter Global Supply Chains?

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan’s cotton industry relies on forced labor, but despite boycotts and bans goods produced from Turkmen cotton continue to reach global markets.

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