Stories about Uzbekistan from March, 2008
Mansurhon tries to understand the purpose of the Center for Political studies founded by Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov and rumored successor of the country's leader.
Libertad writes about Islamic trends in Fergana valley and new religious group emerged in Kokand city.
The Uzbek regime's violent suppression of the uprising in Andijan in May 2005 was a turning point in the country's foreign policy. The government did not allow EU to investigate the case and then, after the U.S. administration's strong opposition to “non-observation of basic human rights”, Tashkent forced American airbase...
Nathan reviews a number of news reports on reaction of the Uzbekistan's opposition and human rights activists to closer ties between the Uzbek government and the West, and says that it is hard to find any one report that provides a representative sample of the opinions, although the fractured community...
Patrick Frost reviews the recent developments in the Uzbekistan's foreign policy regarding the Western community, and says that US policy in Uzbekistan and the Central Asian region as a whole has become more pragmatic and less democracy promotion-driven.
Nathan reports that Uzbekistan is – again – allowing some NATO members, including the United States, to use an airbase in the country to assist operations in Afghanistan.