Uzbekistan

25 March 2015
Poroshenko Sacks Feisty Governor, Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a Hurdle

Plus, German courts refuse to send Bulgarian convicts home to filthy jails; report alleges Gulnara Karimov made billions by arm-twisting foreign investors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
23 March 2015
NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders

Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.

By Timothy Spence
 
16 March 2015
Putin Weighed Nuclear Option to Protect Crimea, Ukraine’s Leader Calls for New Sanctions

Plus, Armenia’s top diplomat expresses concern about Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistani parties form alliance ahead of presidential election.

By Timothy Spence
 
12 February 2015
Doubts Cloud Ukraine Cease-Fire, Azerbaijani Dissident Holed Up in Swiss Embassy

Plus, another Romanian politician ends up in handcuffs and Uzbekistan gives a popular commenter early prison release.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Casper Frederiksen, and Barbara Frye
 
28 January 2015
U.S. Gives Military Hardware to Uzbekistan, New Outbreak of Violence in Pristina

Plus, the murder trial of a fugitive Kazakhstani tycoon is postponed, and Belarus rediscovers its own language.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
22 January 2015
New Cracks in EU Front on Russia, Think Tank Warns of IS Push in Central Asia

Plus, tough talk from Moscow on gas for Europe, and prosecutors want Seselj back in The Hague.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 
9 January 2015
EU Views Diverge on Sanctions, Bosnian Serb Lawmaker Faces Srebrenica Charges

Plus, Tajikistan puts troops on the Afghan border, and Polish coal miners stage an underground protest.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
7 January 2015
Russia, Ukraine Tangle Over Nuclear Fuel, Croatia Demands Extradition of Australian War Crime Suspect

Plus, gas flows again to southern Kyrgyzstan; Ukraine’s economy minister pledges to cut spending and subsidies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
5 January 2015
The Myth of Radical Islam in Central Asia

Various actors have their own reasons for seeing a phantom that isn’t there. From openDemocracy

By John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
 

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