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Sayfullo Saipov, the suspected driver who killed eight people in New York on Oct. 31. (St. Charles County Dept. of Corr/AFP/Getty Images)

For Uzbeks, Radicalization Often Begins Abroad

The Islamic State has ramped up its Russian-language recruitment.

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Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say

A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.

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In First Vote Since Autocrat’s Death, Uzbekistan’s New President Inherits Looming Economic Crisis

For the first time in 25 years, Uzbekistan has a new president -- and he's left fixing a host of economic and political problems.

MARGATE, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  Brian McGuinn holds hands with his wife Anne McGuinn, wearing her 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring on November 11, 2011 in Margate, Florida. Brian says that after realizing he had inadvertantly thrown the ring into the trash October 30, he went to the local waste disposal site the next day where he faced a mountain of rotting garbage. He says he managed to somehow find his trash bag in the mound where he said "it was absolutely disgusting. It stunk beyond belief."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

This Uzbek Mayor Is Publishing Names of Divorced Couples to Embarrass Them

This Uzbek mayor is threatening to publish names of couples who seek divorce.

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Where the War on Terror Lives Forever

Uzbekistan’s dictator is dead, but his brutal efforts to crush Islamist extremism leave a long and ugly legacy. And Washington will be left cleaning up the mess.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov gestures after greeting US Secretary of State John Kerry at Samarkand Airport on November 1, 2015 in Samarkand. Kerry is in the region as he visits 5 Central Asian nations. AFP PHOTO/POOL/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read )

Islam Karimov and the Dictator’s Playbook

The tyrant of Uzbekistan assassinated his enemies, jailed anyone who spoke against him, and crushed human rights. Why did America so willingly look the other way?

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A Perfect Storm in Central Asia

For years, the five ex-Soviet republics have enjoyed surprising stability. But Russia’s economic crisis is shaking their foundations.

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Dashcams For Freedom

How Central Asians are fighting for their rights, one YouTube clip at a time.

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‘We Are Not Afraid’

Inside an Uzbek Internet rebellion.

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Uzbekistan’s Deadly Decade

Ten years after a massacre that shocked the world, the regime of Islam Karimov is still in power -- and as brutal as ever.

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The Hunted

Uzbekistan’s president has jailed, tortured, and murdered his opponents at home. Now, he’s hiring hit men to track down and kill dissidents abroad.

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Central Asia’s Chess Master: How Islam Karimov’s Wily Diplomacy Has Cemented His Power

Uzbekistan's dictatorial leader is headed for yet another election victory Sunday.

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