All posts tagged: soviet union

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 […]