Situation Report: Uzbekistan

There are some inspiring stories among the former republics and satellite states of the Soviet Union. The same, regrettably, cannot be said for the Uzbeks.

Whither Uzbekistan After Karimov?

Karimov’s brutal reign is such a blight on human society that it is nevertheless worth exploring a future without him. Most writers focus on the effects of Karimov’s entirely hypothetical departure on American and European foreign policy, but the real problem is rebuilding civil society.