RFE/RL is co-hosting a panel of experts that will look at the sociopolitical and economic implications for Central Asian power Uzbekistan of the recent death of the country’s longtime ruler, Islam Karimov.

RFE/RL video journalist wounded in Mosul

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A freelance video journalist covering the battle against the ISIL militant group in Mosul, Iraq for RFE/RL was critically injured in a mortar attack October 20.

Consolidation and control: Power shifts in Putin’s Kremlin

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In recent months, there have been significant shifts in the Kremlin’s usually static leadership structure. Many of Vladimir Putin’s long-time allies have been removed from power and replaced with younger deputies. At the same time, there has been substantial consolidation in the Russian security agencies.