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What’s going on in Ukraine?

Russian invasion in Ukraine Comment: Prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia the United States was actively engaged in the public announcement of the developments related to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. It was well aware of Russia’s plan to invade Ukraine and even when it would happen. On multiple occasions US president Biden signalled out […]

International News Review 15/01/2022

Headlines: Kazakhstan Rulers Seek Russian Disbelievers Help Against Muslims German Court Judges on Syrian War Crimes Kazakhstan Rulers Seek Russian Disbelievers Help Against Muslims According to reporting by Reuters on Thursday, ‘A Russia-led military bloc began pulling out from Kazakhstan on Thursday after a week-long deployment amid an explosion of unrest during which authorities in […]

Q&A: Political Repercussions in Kazakhstan

Question: Russia intervened in the name of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Kazakhstan after its president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, requested its help in quelling the protests that erupted in his country, after the price of liquefied gas doubled, and then suddenly swelled… Russia accused external forces, especially America, of interfering in the country’s affairs and […]

Q&A: The Reality of the Ukrainian Crisis, its Dimensions and Motives

Question: On 20/12/2021, Al-Jazeera published on its website: “The Ukrainian army and pro-Moscow separatists exchanged fire, resulting in deaths on both sides… These developments come one day after the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexey Danilov announced that his country, for the first time in the country’s history, prepared a […]

Q&A: The Scopes and Significance of the US Military Alliance with Britain and Australia

Question: What are the scopes and significance of the US military alliance with Britain and Australia? Is it directed against China? Or is it a British and American slap to France after it destroyed Britain’s influence in Tunisia, and after its followers turned against America’s agents in Guinea, and after France’s efforts to build a […]

Pakistan and the Fallacy of Geo-Economics The Race for Central Asia

Since its founding, Pakistan has remained a state under threat. The eastern wing of the moth-eaten Pakistan that was compromised upon in 1947, had borders with a hostile neighbor, India, to the east. At the same time, its inception reopened old questions concerning ethnic fault lines in South Asia. Across the border to the east, […]

Russia is Trying to Maintain its Influence in Central Asia

On 31/07/2021, KUN.UZ website published the news: Soldiers of the Central Military District of the Russian Armed Forces arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in the Uzbek-Russian joint exercises at the Termez training ground in Surkhan Darya. This was announced by the Uzbek Ministry of Defense, and these exercises will be held from July 30 to […]

NATO Struggles for Relevance

The first meeting between Europe and the US took place recently at the NATO Summit in Brussels. After Donald Trump criticised Europe for not pulling their weight in the Transatlantic alliance relations reached rock bottom between the allies. With Joe Biden now the new US president he has been keen to present a new front […]

Uzbekistan: 15 Days of Arrest for Teaching the Quran

The Samarkand Regional Court upheld the decision regarding local resident Asliddin Khudoyberdiev, who was sentenced to 15 days of arrest for illegally teaching religion to underage children, – his lawyer Abduvokhid Yakubov informed Ozodlik media outlet. Khudoyberdiev was arrested by officers from the Pakhtachi District Internal Affairs Department of the Samarkand Region during a May […]

There is a Religious Awakening on the Internet in Uzbekistan

On April 26, 2021, the Uzbek service Radio Free reported that Shaukat Mirziyev’s government was facing the problem of maintaining a balance between control over religious freedom and openness. It was stated in Agnieszka Pikulicka’s article, since Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in 2016, the country has undergone political changes. New voices appeared on previously […]