Uzbekistan

Global Politics

Myanmar's 'Frontier' Investor

Myanmar is going through some rapid transitions. In just the last year, the country's military dictators have freed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and allowed elections to be held. Now the country is opening up to foreign business as well.

World powers battle for influence over Central Asia

Central Asia has long been the focus of tense geopolitical battles between world powers. The latest one started more than a decade ago, when the United States turned the region into a primary staging ground for its war in Afghanistan. A three-way struggle has since emerged between the U.S., China and Russia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Forbidden Soviet Art in Uzbekistan

A new documentary The Desert of Forbidden Art directed by Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope, tells the story of an art museum in Uzbekistan filled with supressed art from the former Soviet Union. An American curator, Jane Sharp, remembers her first visit.

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World powers battle for influence over Central Asia

Central Asia has long been the focus of tense geopolitical battles between world powers. The latest one started more than a decade ago, when the United States turned the region into a primary staging ground for its war in Afghanistan. A three-way struggle has since emerged between the U.S., China and Russia.