The Taliban, a known terrorist group, is about to form a new “government” in Afghanistan. An official said ceremony preparations underway.
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In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The largely Muslim region has been increasingly anti-democracy since it broke off as a group from Russia in 1991. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
The EU has pledged to continue to advocate democracy and human rights worldwide beyond the West’s exit from Afghanistan.
The Taliban want recognition for their “legitimate representative” rule which they claim will put an end to the sufferings of Afghans.
While there was no illusion about it, the Taliban has stressed that there won’t be the slightest trace of democracy in its governance.
Social media giants have secured accounts of Afghan nationals so that they are not targeted following the unfortunate Taliban takeover.
Post-Afghanistan, the US is courting Central Asian dictatorships to secure a military staging area for launching strikes against Islamists.
Afghan democracy depends on drawing on the lessons learned over the last two decades and informing policy based on evidence.
Preliminary results show that voters in Kyrgyzstan adopted a new constitution in a referendum that extends the president’s powers.
Authorities in Kazakhstan have prosecuted a prominent journalist over bogus charges of taking part in proscribed political movement.
Protesters in oil-rich Kazakhstan are decrying political repression. 50 were arrested in Almaty, the largest city in the country.