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What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
August 30, 2018
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
An education-focused, U.S.-based NGO has become the first such organization to be registered in Uzbekistan in over a decade.
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
July 06, 2018
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
Unexpectedly, Uzbekistan levied only a small fine on a man the state says has links to the IMU.
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
May 17, 2018
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
As Tashkent and Washington revive their strategic partnership, eyes are on reforms.
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
Uzbekistan: A Reforming Dictatorship Will Test US Foreign Policy
May 16, 2018
Uzbekistan: A Reforming Dictatorship Will Test US Foreign Policy
There will be rough patches ahead in Uzbekistan’s reform mission, Washington must focus on the long game.
Uzbekistan: A Reforming Dictatorship Will Test US Foreign Policy
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
May 03, 2017
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Probably not. American interests in the region remain fundamentally tied to interests outside the region.
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
December 06, 2016
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the new Uzbek president, but experts caution against celebrating surface-level reforms too soon.
To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
November 14, 2016
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.
What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
Uzbekistan's Succession Question Is Russia’s Strategic Opportunity
September 04, 2016
Uzbekistan's Succession Question Is Russia’s Strategic Opportunity
Whoever succeeds Islam Karimov is likely to bring Uzbekistan closer to Russia, at the expense of the U.S.
Uzbekistan's Succession Question Is Russia’s Strategic Opportunity
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
August 03, 2016
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
The C5+1 is Washington's latest attempt at making diplomatic progress, of any kind, in Central Asia.
5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
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
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
April 02, 2016
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Also, the plight of Tajik afgantsy, US-Uzbek relations and fighting stereotypes in Kazakhstan. Recommended reads.
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
January 21, 2016
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
There’s plenty to discuss, such as the 5 year coverup of the death of a political prisoner.
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
November 02, 2015
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
The U.S. is mending fences in Kyrgyzstan and avoiding offenses in Uzbekistan.
Fences and Offenses: Kerry in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
October 28, 2015
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
Uzbek Refugee Facing Terrorism Charges In the US
August 05, 2015
Uzbek Refugee Facing Terrorism Charges In the US
Fazliddin Kurbanov, arrested in 2013, is about halfway through his trial in Idaho.
Uzbek Refugee Facing Terrorism Charges In the US
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