Latest Articles about Central Asia

Karakalpak Crisis Far from Over and Not Limited to Republic

Massive protests that began earlier this month in the Republic of Karakalpakstan in northwest Uzbekistan have now quieted down. In early July 2022, protestors took to the streets railing against Tashkent’s plan to remove provisions from the Constitution of Uzbekistan that allow Karakalpaks to declare... MORE

Will Western Sanctions Drown Russia’s Gold Industry?

On July 14, both Western (, July 13) and Russian (, July 14) sources reported that the European Union’s seventh sanctions package will put an embargo on Russian gold imports. If this happens, the EU will join the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and... MORE