As she starts her final year as the US Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen talks to Navbahor Imamova, Voice of America Uzbek Service, about how sees the new leader and current dynamics in this country.
Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, talks to VOA Uzbek. The interview starts with a question on the latest developments in Uzbekistan, where President Islam Karimov remains in critical condition following a stroke. The conversation was taped early on Monday, Aug 29, 2016.
In a special interview with VOA's Navbahor Imamova, US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen reflected on her first year in Tashkent and discussed several critical issues, including Congressional restrictions on Uzbekistan, forced labor and the Cotton Campaign, business and economy, educational opportunities, and the critical role media play.
Kyrgyzstan is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Central Asia because of its mountainous terrain and cool climate. But experts are increasingly worried about environmental problems and pollution in the country.
As environmentalists say, any issues related to Mother Nature are both local and global. VOA’s Navbahor Imamova talked to Kulsum Ahmed, lead expert at the World Bank, about the most critical issues facing the region.
Ambassador Richard E. Hoagland, one of America's leading diplomats on South and Central Asia, discusses the role of the United States in the region, the value of diplomacy and what it means to be an ambassador. Navbahor Imamova of VOA Uzbek sat down with Ambassador Hoagland, as he wraps up his successful career.
This is Ambassador Spratlen's first interview since she began her assignment in Uzbekistan in January 2015. In a candid interview with Navbahor Imamova, Voice of America's Uzbek Service, Ambassador Spratlen discusses the current level of engagement, policy challenges and how she defines success.
US military assistance to Uzbekistan; new strategy for Central Asia; promotion of human rights and democracy, and upcoming elections in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Exclusive interview with Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia.