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Op-Ed: What’s behind special relationship between HRW and Uzbekistan
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Op-Ed: What’s behind special relationship between HRW and Uzbekistan

After a seven-year hiatus, perhaps the most famous human rights organization in the world Human Rights Watch (HRW) is returning to Uzbekistan. The most famous, and perhaps the most scandalous. The activities of the organization, which at first glance were designed to protect the rights of people around the world, are increasingly being criticized today. Someone condemns the organization for prejudice against one country for the sake of others, some even point out its subversive nature destabilizing the situation in different societies.

Turkmenistan Reaches its Limits With Economic and Security Challenges
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Turkmenistan Reaches its Limits With Economic and Security Challenges

With Iran and Afghanistan as neighbors, Turkmenistan is often overlooked due to its proximity to geopolitical hotspots. Recent measures by its government to restrict emigration may seem peculiar without greater context on the challenges facing the country. Economic mismanagement and issues in securing the country’s border against the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS) and affiliated groups are just some of the signs that without a change in approach, there is a risk of a destabilization in the country. With endemic corruption, systemic flaws, and a totalitarian leader, the impact of larger failings in Turkmenistan could have potentially significant geopolitical repercussions.

2-08-2018, 12:56