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If you want to amuse God, tell him about your plans. An ambiguous, but historically significant politician – President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov – has shuffled off this mortal coil. Many were surprised – especially in Russia and in the West – with the absence of any cockalorum in terms of the transfer of power following his death. There have been no revolutions or unrest in the country. Everything went clearly, smoothly, in the famous Tashkent manner.


The signing of the Agreement on strategic partnership between the USA and Afghanistan is one of the pressing issues that caused strong reactions both within the country and abroad, especially in some of the countries, neighboring upon Afghanistan.


Today, the security issues, being integral attributes of globalization, are one of the main aspects of cooperation in various integration formations both global and regional.


After the disintegration of the USSR the development of friendly relations with Tajikistan acquired special importance for Iran. The Tajiks is the only Persian-language people in Central Asia that shares similar historic and cultural roots with Iran. After gaining independence the Islamic Republic of Iran intended to establish close social, economic, cultural and political relations with Tajikistan. In 1991 the parties entered into diplomatic relations on the embassy level and worked out a corresponding declaration.


In recent time there were numerous statements in mass media about the death of Takhir Yuldashev — the leader of the IMU — Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Contradictory data from various sources must be surely checked and treated cautiously. Several newspapers start even making predictions of the possible directions in the activity of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan under the command of new leaders.


Author: Khakim Abdulo Rakhnamo
Evolution of Secular Attitude to Religion