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Uzbekistan: A Breeding Ground for Terrorism?

Tashkent (EAN) – A mass killing in New York perpetrated by a citizen of Uzbekistan is reviving fevered speculation about the dangers of Islamist-inspired terrorism spilling out of Central Asia. People who study the region have long warned, however, against rushing to weave simplistic narratives about religiously motivated violence. The biography of the man that police have identified […]

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South Korea Looking for Ways to Boost Central Asian Trade

Seoul (EAN) – South Korean officials have established an agency to deepen the country’s trade ties with Central Asian states. The initiative signals South Korea’s intent on raising its economic profile in Central Asia. Officially named the Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat, the agency is an outgrowth of South Korea’s 2013 “Eurasia Initiative,” launched under former president Park […]