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Islam Karimov and the Dictator’s Playbook

The as-yet-unconfirmed death of Islam Karimov, the only president independent Uzbekistan has ever known, is pushing Central Asia into uncharted territory. The most important country in the region — as measured by population and geography — Uzbekistan under Karimov became the archetypal post-Soviet police state: corrupt, brutal, and defiantly inward-looking. 1,601 more words


Introducing the Host of Uzbek Shows for Children, Families and Men


Reaching Uzbeks for Jesus Christ

Abror is the charming and exuberant host for three Uzbek TV programs… 633 more words

Global Heart Ministries

Back like a Karakalpak

As (some of) the world turns half an eye towards Uzbekistan at the news of President Karimov’s hospitalisation (and potential departure), I’ve been inspired into pulling my socks up and continuing the blog that I’ve shamefully had on standby for the past few months. 809 more words


Postcard from Tashkent

My mom is currently visiting, and we have been hitting the Silk Road.  173 more words

Foreign Service

Off to the great people-boiling pot in the sky

Uzbekistan’s president for life, Islam Karimov, either already has or is about to learn that the “for life” part of that title is the real deal. 490 more words


Uzbek President, Islam Karimov,have been admitted to intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his daughter confirms.​

“His condition is considered stable” and “it is too early to make any predictions about his future health,”Uzbek’s First Daughter, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva wrote on her Instagram account. 66 more words


Uzbek Dictator Islam Karimov Suffers a Brain Hemorrhage

MOSCOW (AP) — The Uzbek president’s daughter says her father is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

President Islam Karimov’s daughter Lola Karimova posted a message Monday on Instagram, saying her father suffered a brain hemorrhage Saturday and is now in stable condition in intensive care. 63 more words