The fall of 2015 has been marked by one of the worst energy crises in the history of Uzbekistan. All major cities in the country are experiencing shortages of gas, electricity, and hot water. As residents line up for gasoline, dissatisfaction with Tashkent’s inaction is growing among Uzbeks.
““It is more than just a dynastic succession. Children don’t just inherit their parents’ posts, but also the right to choose any other post they fancy,” says Alexei Navalny with regard to the unveiling of Putin’s billionaire daughter.
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The agreement is but one fact of Abe’s efforts to nurture the rise of Japanese military power, which is not only fostering new alliances with contacts such as those with Georgia, but also looking to acquire a slice of the lucrative global arms trade.
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Recent studies carried out in Kyrgyzstan found that a majority of Kyrgyz residents do not trust the country’s judicial system, leading to discussion among analysts regarding how Bishkek should address the numerous systemic problems in the judiciary.
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Tajik authorities have begun a campaign against lawyers representing political opposition. With multiple cases of independent attorneys being imprisoned, many in Tajikistan worry that Dushanbe is starting a countrywide hunt.
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The Eurasian Economic Union is expanding, and quickly. Leaders of the five member states recently agreed to make China and Israel partners to the trading bloc, but economic analysts in the region warn of potential repercussions.
What do you do with a wildly unpopular Central Banker who has overseen two currency devaluations? Fire him as a scapegoat while appointing a much less experienced replacement.
If any good might be derived from a growing IS presence in the Caucasus, it is that countering it could provide a basis for Georgian-Russian-U.S. cooperation instead of the rivalry that has dominated the relationship up to now.
The September 28 capture and retention of Kunduz by the Taliban has reverberated far beyond Kabul, as the incident illustrated the dismal combat readiness of the Afghan National Army and has regional neighbors on edge and with an eye on their borders.