Eurasia / Opinion

COMMENT: Amid mild recovery, Caucasus/Central Asia need decisive policies and urgent reforms

Juha Kähkönen of the International Monetary Fund October 21, 2016

Deep structural change will allow the region to enjoy more sustained and inclusive growth, which will boost living standards and lower poverty for present and future generations.

FILM & BOOK REVIEW: “War Dogs” is a terrible adaptation of an okay book

Nicholas Watson in Prague September 12, 2016

“War Dogs”, the Todd Phillips-directed adaptation of Guy Lawson’s “Arms and the Dudes”, has virtually none of the redeeming features of the book.

OBITUARY: Islam Karimov, the first president of Uzbekistan

bne IntelliNews September 2, 2016

Islam Karimov, who ruled over Uzbekistan for 25 years, has died of a stroke aged 78, according to reports, although the final official confirmation is yet to be made.

COMMENT: Death of a Dictator Part 2 – Life after Karimov

Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin of Dublin City University September 2, 2016

Whoever is now in charge of Uzbekistan’s dictatorship has finally conceded that Islam Karimov is dead. You can tell a lot about a man by how he lived. The same sometimes goes with how he dies.

COMMENT: When dictators die

Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin of Dublin City University September 1, 2016

After a quarter century of brutal misrule built on decades of Soviet autocracy, it is not Karimov but Uzbekistan that urgently needs to recover.

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