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Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 
Uzbekistan’s Islamic Revival, Online
August 25, 2022

Uzbekistan’s Islamic Revival, Online

By Niginakhon Saida
The content of state-sanctioned Islam conveyed online does not differ from what is published in books, but the delivery makes a difference.

Swiss Agree to Return $131 Million to Uzbekistan Via UN Trust Fund
August 17, 2022

Swiss Agree to Return $131 Million to Uzbekistan Via UN Trust Fund

By Catherine Putz
Swiss and Uzbek officials agreed to the restitution of assets seized from Gulnara Karimova to Uzbekistan via a U.N.-managed trust fund. 

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.
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.
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.

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway: Opportunities and Challenges for China
July 15, 2022

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway: Opportunities and Challenges for China

By Yunis Sharifli
While the hope is for the CKU route to begin construction in 2023, there remain significant challenges to realizing the railway.

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?
July 07, 2022

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban promised, again, that Afghan soil would not be used to threaten the security of neighboring countries a day after five rockets landed in an Uzbek border town.

Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan
July 06, 2022

Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan

By Catherine Putz
Although protests this year in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan took place in different contexts, with different triggers, there are some similarities worth highlighting.
Karakalpak Protests Reflect the Shattered Promise of Mirziyoyev’s ‘New Uzbekistan’
July 05, 2022

Karakalpak Protests Reflect the Shattered Promise of Mirziyoyev’s ‘New Uzbekistan’

By Ildar Daminov
A proposal to downgrade the autonomous region to a province set off massive protests.

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