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It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
November 14, 2018
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
A vibrant digital ecosystem has developed to support Central Asian migrant workers navigating the challenges of living far from home.
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
November 07, 2018
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev apparently has little tolerance for demeaning treatment.
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
A Risky Choice: Rakhimov Elected President of Amateur Boxing Federation
November 06, 2018
A Risky Choice: Rakhimov Elected President of Amateur Boxing Federation
The IOC, responding to Rakhimov’s election, expressed “grave” concern over judging scandals, anti-doping, and governance.
A Risky Choice: Rakhimov Elected President of Amateur Boxing Federation
2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
October 31, 2018
2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
A Kazakh boxing legend and an Uzbek businessman face off for leadership of the scandal-ridden International Boxing Association.
2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
October 26, 2018
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Secretary Wilbur Ross praised Uzbekistan's “democratic reforms,” but what he really meant was economic reforms.
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
October 17, 2018
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
Mirziyoyev’s first trip to Europe was dominated by the search for investment in France.
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
September 11, 2018
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
The new leadership of Uzbekistan is openly tackling a backlog of challenges, including in the field of religious freedoms.
Uzbekistan: Building on Centuries of Inter-Religious Harmony
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
September 10, 2018
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
As Uzbekistan's police force undergoes reform, China is a major international partner in the effort.
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
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
Two Years Later: Who <em>Isn’t</em> Skipping the World Nomad Games?
August 23, 2018
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
The Kyrgyz say several leaders, including the president of Uzbekistan, are set to attend the third World Nomad Games.
Two Years Later: Who Isn’t Skipping the World Nomad Games?
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