Dismantling Karimov’s legacy in Uzbekistan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty August 1, 2017

Uzbekistan’s new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has announced plans to scrap foreign exchange restrictions that have stifled trade and investment since the 1990s.

Disgraced daughter of late Uzbek autocrat alive and under arrest

Nizom Khodjayev in Tashkent July 28, 2017

Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office says Gulnara Karimova is in custody after being sentenced to five years of “restricted freedom” for embezzlement, extortion and tax evasion.

BOOK REVIEW: The international reach of Central Asia’s autocratic elites

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 25, 2017

Dictators without Borders combats the myth of Central Asia as a deeply traditional region isolated from international financial and legal systems.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Critics remain sceptical that serial humans rights abuser Uzbekistan has really reformed

Nizom Khodjayev July 17, 2017

Foreign media and watchdogs are being allowed back into the country, and some broken dissidents have been released, but there is little real change on the ground.

CHINA RISING: Beijing's insatiable appetite transforms Central Asian oil and gas flows

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.