Central Asia

Uzbekistan Dictator Islam Karimov Leaves a Complicated Legacy by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog September 5, 2016 The death of Islam Karimov, the 78-year old party boss and dictatorial president of Soviet and post-Soviet Uzbekistan, a key strategic power in Central Asia, was announced September 2 in official Uzbek media….
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Kyrgyzstan Holds a Democratic Election by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog October 9, 2015 On Sunday, October 4, the Central Asian former-Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan held national elections to its 120-member parliament. The main incumbent party, the reforming Social Democrats (SDPK) were returned to power, and the…
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Malice in Dallas by Stephen Schwartz

As predicted by many, a horrifying new outrage has been added to the annals of radical Islam. In Garland, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on Sunday, May 3, two men were killed by police after the pair fired at an event…
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