Uzbekistan

18 April 2014
Controversial Rights Bill Passes First Hurdle in Georgia, Kyiv Eyes Judicial Purge

Plus, northern Kosovo's Serbs tell the EU to get lost, and Uzbekistan turns kindergarten teachers into farm managers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Erin Murphy
 
11 April 2014
Putin Plays Petro-Politics, Czech Nuclear Mega-Tender Canceled

Plus, Macedonia's high court signs off on a controversial lustration law and a Russian court convicts five in a horrendous 2010 bombing.

By By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
Anatoly Lokot
8 April 2014
Slovenian Premier to Call Confidence Vote, Communist Wins Russian Mayoral Race

Plus, Uzbekistan tightens the screws on Internet users and leaking pipes could hold up production at a vast Kazakhstan oil field for two years.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
28 March 2014
Tymoshenko Announces Presidential Bid, Another Mass Grave Found in Bosnia

Plus, Slovakia and Hungary link up for alternatives to Russian gas and Tajikistanis face severe power cuts.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
14 March 2014
Art from Uzbekistan’s Mixing Bowl

The people of the Baysun mountain gorge have woven disparate strands into a cultural tapestry like no other.

By Dengiz Uralov
 
13 March 2014
Former Croatian PM Guilty of Corruption, Trafficking Up in Tajikistan

Plus, accusations that some highway funds have gone missing in Macedonia and Romania will try to bar entry for Jobbik’s leader.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Karlo Marinovic
 
13 March 2014
A Lesson in Uzbek for Milos Zeman

If the Czech president is sincere about wanting to re-invite Uzbekistan’s dictator for a visit, there are some things he should know.

By Daniil Kislov
 
12 March 2014
Crimean Backlash as EU Suspends Gazprom Talks, Latvia Warns SS Veterans Against March

Plus, Kosovo public workers get an election-year pay raise and more signs appear of Taliban incursions into Turkmenistan.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
4 March 2014
Publish and Perish

Never free, Uzbekistan’s press corps is reduced to little more than stenography as increasingly urgent issues go uncovered. From IWPR. 

 
21 February 2014
An Uzbek Writer’s Tunnel Vision of Moscow

In Hamid Ismailov’s new novel, a mixed-up Russian reviews his life from the safety of the deep.

By Robert Murray Davis
 

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