It has been almost two years since the death of the long-serving leader of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, and since Shavkat Mirziyoyev took up power.
According to preliminary results, the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan held on 15 October, was won by the former prime minister, Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev had decided that control of the Uzbek internal troops would be placed in the hands of the Uzbek Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Over the past fifteen years, the presence in Russia of several million labour migrants from Central Asia has been a key determinant of the region’s stability.
The terrorist attacks in Stockholm and Saint Petersburg were preceded by other large scale terrorist attacks conducted by Islamic radicals from Central Asia.
24 grudnia prezydent Kirgistanu Ałmazbek Atambajew złożył wizytę w Uzbekistanie.
On 2 September (although unofficial reports cited 29 August as the date), the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov died in Tashkent.
Governed by an authoritarian regime Kazakhstan has been making efforts to modernise and has been searching for new development models free of Soviet legacy.
The Aktobe attacks are yet another sign of intensifying internal tension in Kazakhstan, generated by the deteriorating standard of living.
CASA 1000 was one of the projects initiated after the intervention in Afghanistan as part of the US geopolitical strategy in the region.