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Afghan Refugees Face Uncertainty in Central Asia
September 08, 2022

Afghan Refugees Face Uncertainty in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In recent days, Tajikistan has been criticized by the U.N. Refugee Agency for deporting Afghan refugees.

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.
Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed agreements with Afghanistan on energy supplies in 2022, despite unplanned outages.

Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border
October 29, 2021

Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border

By Catherine Putz
Recent reports suggest that 100 metric tonnes of humanitarian aid delivered to a transit hub in Uzbekistan by UNHCR has not been able to cross the border into Afghanistan yet. 

How Do Central Asians View the Taliban?
October 05, 2021

How Do Central Asians View the Taliban?

By Catherine Putz
Phone survey work in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in August and September underscores general discomfort with the topic of Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans
September 08, 2021

Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans

By Mihra Rittman and Hugh Williamson
Tashkent has assisted Western countries in evacuating some Afghans, but Uzbekistan can and should do more. 

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees
August 31, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Both countries have been willing to take some Afghan refugees in, but only temporarily. 
Can Uzbekistan and Pakistan Help Stabilize Afghanistan?
August 05, 2021

Can Uzbekistan and Pakistan Help Stabilize Afghanistan?

By James Durso
Focusing on trade networks, Afghanistan’s neighbors hope to forge regional stability in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal.

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. 

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.

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
May 06, 2021

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, some suspect Washington is looking for nearby basing options.
Uzbekistan Pushing to Realize the Trans-Afghan Railroad
April 19, 2021

Uzbekistan Pushing to Realize the Trans-Afghan Railroad

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent recently reassured Iran of its interest in the Iranian route to the sea, but Uzbekistan has more actively sought a new route through Afghanistan to Pakistani ports.

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