NEWS

Uzbekistan: Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states. First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear...

Uzbekistan’s autocratic ruler may have found a way to silence his daughter

Gulnara Karimova’s antics have long been an embarrassment, now the Twitter-loving businesswoman faces corruption charges A vicious feud...

Uzbeks Tell Karimov ‘I’m Not Afraid’

Former members of the Uzbek government, professors, students, and people from a range of professions have put...

Uzbek president’s daughter named in Swedish telecom bribery case

STOCKHOLM, March 24 (Reuters) – Swedish prosecutors are investigating the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president on suspicion of...

Uzbek opposition leader insists President Karimov suffered heart failure

The website of the Popular Movement of Uzbekistan, an Uzbek opposition group, reported Friday that Uzbek President...

Uzbek Opposition Leader’s Brother Sentenced To Five More Years

January 26, 2012 – 2:38pm, by Merhat Sharipzhanov The mystery over why the brother of a prominent Uzbek opposition...

Sweden: Prominent Uzbekistan Imam Escapes Assassination Attempt

Written by: RFE RL February 23, 2012   (RFE/RL) — Imam Obidkhon Qori Nazarov has survived an attempt on his life...

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Uzbekistan: Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states.

First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, during a recent town-hall-style meeting with university students, appeared to denigrate Kazakhstani statehood. Now, Uzbek leaders are showing signs of displeasure with Moscow.

Insular Uzbekistan has long viewed Russia with a wary eye: it has kept its distance from Moscow-led regional bodies and has shown no interest in joining the Eurasian Economic Union, Putin’s pet project to reassert Kremlin influence across the former Soviet …

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POLITICS

Uzbeks Tell Karimov ‘I’m Not Afraid’

Former members of the Uzbek government, professors, students, and people from a range of professions have put their message. People from Uzbekistan...

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UZBEK ACTIVIST SLAMS GÜLEN

According to the claims, Gülenists interfere in Uzbekistan’s domestic policies by promising to launch a campaign against exiled Uzbeki opposition leader...

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Russian policy in the “near abroad”

Russia is determined to assert itself in Central Asia and the Caucasus by using its former puppets to advance its agenda....

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ANALYSIS

Uzbekistan: Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states. First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined...

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The real enemies of Islam

Muslims around the world have been deceived into believing that the West and Westerners are...

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The Independent: “Islam Karimov: Enemy of dissent”

  Defence Secretary meets Uzbek dictator Human rights activists outraged at visit to discuss military co-operation   The British...

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Uzbekistan: Population Endures Shortages Amid Plenty

January 25, 2012 – 1:18pm, by Deirdre Tynan Just a week ago at a cabinet meeting, Uzbek...

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Energy riches, fear contain Central Asia dissent

By Robin Paxton ALMATY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Central Asia’s authoritarian leaders,...

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