Stories about Uzbekistan from August, 2005
Uzbekistan has cut off contracted supplies of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan, blogs Laurence at Registan, a move Kyrgyz officials see as motivated by their government's rescue of 439 Uzbek refugees following violence in the Uzbek city of Andijan in late July. A comment on this post offers another perspective.
A number of bloggers have pledged to blog for sanctions on cotton from Uzbekistan, to put pressure on the country's president on Sept. 1 (the country's independence day) over human rights violations.
Reuters correspondent Hugh Pope has a new book out about Turkic political cultures, which catches the eye of Laurence at Registan
Registan.net catches a US State Department official desperately trying to put the best possible spin on US relations with Tashkent.
Registan.net passes on the news that now non-Uzbekistan citizens are being harrassed for their religious activities.
Registan.net wonders who'll take over the Karshi-Khanabad airbase in Uzbekistan that the US will vacate shortly.
Voch Me Ban looks at the geopolitics behind Uzbekistan asking American forces to leave.