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Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia
17 Nov 2017 20:12

Javad Zarif

Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

The beautiful city of Samarkand has always been a link that connects various ethnicities and Persian, Uzbek and Tajik communities. The city has also been a junction linking East and West through the Silk Road, and been considered as the center of civilization in the historical and cultural fields ...

19 Dec 2016 17:12

Mohammad Alavizadeh

Change in Economy and Stability in Politics of Mirziyoyev's Uzbekistan

  The newly-elected President Shavkat Mirziyoyev won 88 percent of votes –in the past presidential elections Islam Karimov was also elected by an average of 90 percent of the vote. At first it seemed unlikely that Mirziyoyev would repeat the record of the former President, but Mirziyoyev ...

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) stands in silence after he laid flowers to Uzbekistan
27 Nov 2016 13:36

Mohammad Alavizadeh

Why the US and Russia Are In Favor of 'Succession Hypothesis' in the Central Asia?

During the past two decades, it has always been shown that the US follows the tradition of misinterpretation in chaotic regions. George W. Bush, based on misplaced trust, misrepresentations, and poor predictions, accused Saddam Hussein of having weapons of mass destruction and invaded Iraq in 2003....

Citizens arrive to offer their condolences for Uzbekistan
6 Sep 2016 22:38

Vali Kaleji

Prospect of Change and Reforms in a Post-Karimov Uzbekistan

It is really difficult to certainly talk about the outlook and future changes or reforms in Uzbekistan after Islam Karimov. However, it can be predicted that this Central Asian country will not be the same as Uzbekistan of Karimov era. Possible attempt of Islam Karimov’s successor for playing ...

Rashid Alimov (L), Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), looks on as Uzbekistan
10 Jul 2016 21:20

Vali Kaleji

SCO Summit in Tashkent and the Iran Question

Considering the 10-year-old experience of Iran’s observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since 2005, which has included formal submission to join the block in 2008, continuous follow-up from member states, in particular China and Russia, the SCO nod to India and Pakistan ...

Member State Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting is held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on May 24, 2016.
13 Jun 2016 14:44

Jahangir Karami

Why Iran has to Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, will be hosting the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in 24th and 25th of July, 2016. Iran is currently an observer member in the organization while proposing its full membership request last year. With the international sanctions lifted and the restrictions ...

Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Region after the JCPOA
7 Mar 2016 18:39

Hamidreza Azizi

Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Region after the JCPOA

According to an estimate by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy reserves of the Caspian region amount to about 48 billion barrels of crude oil and 292 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. During early years of the post-Soviet era, efforts made by external powers to take advantage of not only ...