The Next Round of the Great Game

By Richard Lourie

The April uprising in Kyrgyzstan illuminates the latest phase of the Great Game. READ MORE

Uzbekistan: European Union Looks Likely To Lift Arms Embargo

By Deirdre Tynan

The European Union appears poised to lift its four-year arms embargo against Uzbekistan. EU officials say strategic necessity is exerting pressure on Brussels to fully engage Tashkent. Critics, however, contend that by compromising on principles, the European Union is sacrificing long-term interests for immediate, but likely fleeting gains. READ MORE