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Catherine Putz

Cold Snap and Electricity Shortages Slam Central Asia, Afghanistan

The repercussions of the apparent vulnerabilities in Uzbekistan’s energy system have wide implications, none more serious than for Afghanistan.

Is Drug Regulation in India a Myth?

An interview with Dinesh Thakur and Prashant Reddy about India's drug manufacturing industry and recent cases of India-made drugs leading to the deaths of children in Uzbekistan and Gambia.

Karakalpakstan Trial Ends With 16-Year Sentence for Dauletmurat Tazhimuratov

Amid the crackdown on protests last summer in Nukus, 21 people were killed -- most of them civilians.

Perception of Corruption Stagnates Across Asia

Governments in Asia are perceived to be as corrupt as ever.

What’s Behind Kyrgyzstan’s War on Radio Azattyk?

A demand from the Kyrgyz government for RFE/RL's Kyrgyz language service to remove a video has escalated into a legal battle that could end Azattyk's operations in the country altogether.

Mirziyoyev Lands in Kyrgyzstan for Long Delayed State Visit

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov met Mirziyoyev at the airport, welcoming him for a much anticipated state visit. 

It’s Time to Incorporate Consent Into Central Asia’s Sexual Violence Laws

The criminal codes of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan focus on violence in defining rape, rather than the lack of consent. 

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