Stories about Uzbekistan from August, 2006
Registan.net and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Ben Paarmann posts the third part of his series on the determination of borders in Central Asia.
Sean Roberts discusses Chinese goals in Central Asia.
Ben Paarmann has posted part two of his series of posts on the determination of Central Asia's national borders during the Soviet period.
Neil of neweurasia reports on press freedom in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...
Nick gives an outsider's view of Uzbekistan, 15 years after becoming an independent state.
Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”
Kazakhstan Stories posts photographs, video, music and a podcast concerning a trip to Uzbekistan.
At neweurasia, Shohruh writes about women struggling to make ends meet in Uzbekistan. In another post on the same blog, Ben Paarmann profiles a blog dealing with women's issues written in Uzbek called Ayollar Bekati (Women's Station).
Nick of neweurasia points out that the arrest of an Uzbek militant in Pakistan provided the trigger for the recent arrests in the UK of those accused of plotting to blow up airliners headed to the United States.
Registan.net reports on the closure of music and video download sites in Uzbekistan and a human rights activism website that focused on Uzbekistan but was hosted in Russia.
Shohruh of neweurasia translates an Uzbek language article on shouting and swearing as a tool of governance and briefly comments on the passivity with which it is accepted.
Registan.net publishes a letter circulating amongst US resettlement workers who are helping resettle refugees from last year's violence in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. The letter addresses what the anonymous authors says are very serious problems that need to be addressed to prevent the refugees from returning to Uzbekistan.
Registan.net speculates on the possible reasons for today's meeting between Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov and US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Richard Boucher.
Registan.net reports that the daughter of Uzbekistan's president has launched a pop music career and speculates on how it will impact pop music in Uzbekistan.
Nick of neweurasia reviews Murder in Samarkand, the book by Craig Murray, the outspoken former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan.
The Long and Winding Road reports on the trial of an Uzbek musician who was arrested for performing a song about the violence in Andijon in May of 2005.
The Long and Winding Road reports on a collision between some of Uzbekistan's biggest stars (with their fans by their sides) and a government-backed reporter.