The contemporary political history of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Islamism (Uzbekistan)
By Asgeir Baldursson, 13 January 1995. History of the Jadid movement in Uzbekistan and the Islamic revival. The Islamic nationalism remained hidden until Glasnost, and then surfaced. First concerned with education and social work, it is becoming political and could become violent.
Former Uzbek Vice President to Found New Political Party
By Liz Fuller, OMRI, 20 January 1995. Brief news report that because of electoral success of former communists, Shukrulla Mirsaidov, who resigned as Vice President in 1992, would form a Social Democrat Adolat (Justice) Party to oppose President Islam Karimov's government.
Uzbekistan—part 1: Equality under Lawlessness
By Muhammed Saleh, Chairman of the ERK Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, 25 January 1995. The Chairman the ERK party in opposition to the government of President Karimov complains that his party is being suppressed.
Whither Uzbekistan?
Dialog on CenAsia list, February 1995. Some contributions to a general discussion of the key issues affecting Uzbekistan today.
‘Foreign Affairs’ on Uzbekistan
By James Critchlow, 4 February 1996. Concerning an article that urges that US become more involved in Uzbekistan because it is potentially the focus of central of Central Asian stability.
Islamic Intrigue: Exotic charms of a holy city in an outpost on the old Silk Road
By Christopher Kenneally, Los Angeles Times, n.d., [9 November 1997]. A travelog by a tour writer on a visit to Uzbekistan. Focus is on Bukhara.
Uzbek Opposition leader forced to leave Turkey
A dialog from the CenAsia list, November 1997. An asssessment of Muhammad Salih, head of the Erk opposition party. Hints that opposition groups may be linked to U.S. subversion (perhaps similar to U.S. development of Taliban in Afghanistan).
Arrests reported following explosions in Tashwkent
International Secretariat of Amnesty International, 19 February 1999. Amnesty International does not want the Uzbek government to mistreat Islamic extreemists in reaction to bombs set off on 16 February 1999. Karimov's tough measures of 1 May 1998 against Wahabist terrorists in Ferghana. AI tries to distance the Islamic opposition from terrorism.
Bakhadir Ruzmetov: Death penalty/fear for safety/unfair trial/forcible deportation
Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 12 July 1999. Bakhadir Ruzmetov returned to Uzbekistan by Russia to face a charges he was involved in explosions in Tashkent in February 1999.
More of the Same Isn't Stability, Critics Say
By Sergei Blagov, IPS, 11 January 2000. A contrived argument that because the opposition did not do well in the presidental election, it was not real, and the government discouraged any serious challenge through human rights abuses. A negative assessment of President Karimov from a European perspective. Uzbek fear of an Islamic revival.
BBC Country Profile, 4 June 2001. A set of facts about Uzbekistan, including a map.