(Maldives, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles & Madagascar make ‘second island chain’ controlling Indian Ocean sea lanes to the west of Straits of Malacca) A British ambassador in Tashkent once narrated to me a curious role she was called upon to play as tutor in international diplomacy with the novices in the foreign ministry of … Continue reading “Maldives affirms fealty to Diego Garcia”
As Uzbekistan makes progress on ending forced labor, Tashkent is open about the remaining challenges.
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
A panel of experts say that prospects for genuine reform in Uzbekistan look promising, but are not guaranteed.
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Visiting Central Asia had been on my bucket list for quite a while. So when I finally got the chance to head to Kazakhstan, I decided to take a pit-stop on my way there. This is how I got to … The post Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History appeared first … Continue reading “Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History”
Lower prices, state-of-the-art technology, de-politicized maintenence and supply, and the financing to build it is the package only the most ideological can decline Russia’s state-owned agency Rosatom is on a tear. The company operates 35 nuclear power stations in Russia that produce 28GW of power, and it is actively exporting its nuclear technology to countries … Continue reading “Russia’s Nuclear Power Exports Are Booming, Now Bring In as Much as Weapons Sales”
by Emile Nakhleh The Trump administration’s on-going discussions to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization would harm America’s national security and destabilize Sunni Muslim countries, many of whom are presumed allies of the United States. Despite objections to such designation from within the administration, President Trump seems to have been persuaded by Egypt’s … Continue reading “Trump’s Disastrous Plan for the Muslim Brotherhood”
Growing up in the 1940s in a Greek village was neither a baptism in Greek culture nor an indoctrination to nationalism. This was because “modern” Greece has been going through the suffering of centuries of foreign occupation and official neglect and often ignorance about the country’s unrivalled ancient civilization. Greek history was interrupted by barbarian … Continue reading “Dare to Know: the Paradox of Greek History”
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Le 21 avril dernier, Li Hui ambassadeur de Chine en Russie prenait la plume dans le quotidien officiel du gouvernement russe, Rossiïskaïa gazeta et annonçait la participation de Vladimir Poutine, en tant qu’invité d’honneur, au 2e Forum des nouvelles routes de la soie qui se tient à Pékin du 25 au 27 avril. L’ambassadeur chinois … Continue reading “La Russie veut faire des nouvelles routes de la soie un intégrateur politique et social de l’Eurasie”
Moon took the long way home from the United States, spending eight days visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The Ilkhom Theatre Company has kept freedom alive in Uzbekistan since before the fall of the Soviet Union.
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government’s progress.