Karakalpakstan: Mirziyoyev the New “Saakashvili”? (Some Thoughts)

Widespread demonstrations in Uzbekistan’s large autonomous republic Karakalpakstan have reportedly left 18 people dead and triggered the declaration of a month-long state of emergency by the Uzbek regime. The demonstrations come after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed on 1 July 2022 a new Constitution of Uzbekistan—which has since been withdrawn—that would have ended Karakalpakstan’s autonomous status and its right of secession. Karakalpakstan was established during the … Continue reading Karakalpakstan: Mirziyoyev the New “Saakashvili”? (Some Thoughts)

Review: “A History Of The Ogaden (Western Somali) Struggle For Self Determination” – Mohamed Mohamud Abdi

Mohamed Mohamud Abdi’s “A History of the Ogaden (Western Somali) Struggle for Self-Determination” examines the history of the Somali people’s struggle for self-determination from Ethiopia and the reunification of all Somali lands (Kenya’s NFD, Ethiopia’s Ogaden, Djibouti, and Somalia). Abdi, an economist by training and a refugee from the Ogaden, starts by providing a historical overview of the colonization and partition of Somali inhabited lands, … Continue reading Review: “A History Of The Ogaden (Western Somali) Struggle For Self Determination” – Mohamed Mohamud Abdi