Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (L) dances as Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev applauds next to him during Independence Day celebrations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2007. (Photo from Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov)

The Night the Dictator Danced: What’s next for Uzbekistan after Karimov?

Seattle's sister city Tashkent is in mourning and turmoil after the death of longtime dictator Islam Karmov. What will happen to Uzbekistan after Karimov?
Sep 22, 2016
A mosque showing the traditional architectural style in Tashkent. (Photo by so11e via Flickr)

My time in Tashkent: report-back from our Central Asian sister city

City Councilmember Jean Godden visited Uzbekistan this summer to celebrate the enduring relationship between Seattle and Tashkent. 
Oct 16, 2013