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Norouz at the 'People's House' as Inspiration for Pluralism

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

This week, over 200 men and women representing a diversity of ethnicities, languages, professions and political views gathered to participate in what was perhaps the largest celebration of the ancient holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year at the White House.

Terrific Tashkent

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.

In Need of Change, Tajikistan Gets a Crackdown

Freedom House | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Nate Schenkkan ( Follow on Twitter at @nateschenkkan) Senior Program Associate, Eurasia When Zayd Saidov announced in April that he and some othe...

Locked in a Tinderbox

Gerry Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gerry Simpson

Torture and arbitrary detention are longstanding problems in Kyrgyzstan, but the massive targeting of ethnic Uzbeks for unlawful arrest and mistreatment amid ethnic insults and threats is new.

What Happens if U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan? Not the End of the World as We Know it

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The Obama administration needs to modify its "belief about the moral benefit and policy utility of nation-building." You do not have to engage in the grandiose project of nation-building in order to achieve our limited goals.

View From Within a Blockaded Osh Neighborhood

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

It took many tries to get ahold of my Uzbek friends in Osh this evening, making me worry about their well-being. Finally, I was able to reach them at their home number.

UN: A Safe House for Serial Human Rights Abusers

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is deeply distressing that the United States, historically Israel's key friend and protector from the United Nations' attacks is inexorably backing away from that role.

One Family Waits Out the Osh Unrest

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

"It's been terrible," Nargiza said. "Two nights and a day of violence." Her youngest son was supposed to take his last exam to graduate high school today, but that didn't happen.

Afghanistan: Could Britain be Losing its Appetite for War?

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cedric Perrier

Defense is clearly at the sharp end of the Government's ongoing budget cuts. Yet British coffers alone may not be the only reason Brown is willing to stand firm.