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Religion in a Vacuum: How Central Asian Islam was Radicalized

This latest post written by Christopher Buttner for the course Religion and Politics in a Global Context Fall 2014. Please take the time to read this post. 1,388 more words

Islamic Extremism

People do not want to participate in congress elections in Uzbekistan

Nationwide elections to the Oliy Majlis (the parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as regional, district and city councils of people’s deputies will be held on December 21 this year. 466 more words


Invasion of a drone in airspace of Uzbekistan

According to 12news.uz, December 16, 2014 unidentified drone illegally invaded the airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Sokh district of Fergana region. 188 more words


Sua Sponte Corruption Inquiries by Arbitral Tribunals: Causing More Harm than Good?

As several prior posts on this blog have discussed (see here, here, and here), corruption has emerged as a significant and controversial issue in international investor-state arbitration proceedings, with a number high-profile cases in which the tribunal refuses to provide relief on the grounds that the underlying contract was procured through corruption. 906 more words


Travelling the Silk Road part 3


Khorzem: the land of eternal sunshine
Is deceptively frosty on the bright October morning
The darwaja of the south opens majestically
To incomplete minarets and sticks that keep out djinns… 159 more words


Travelling the Silk Road (part 2)

A quaint charpoy in the town center
Warmed with conversations
Pumpkin manti’s and naan
Hauz young brides with their skull caps
As silk scarves flutter against the brick… 127 more words


Travelling the Silk Road (part 1)


Chirping mayna’s in the crisp mountain breeze
Soaring green trees and multi coloured flowers
The calming hues of blue on blue patterns
The lumbering white in the clear skies… 224 more words