Chris Schwartz

Christopher Schwartz is the Editor in Chief of, post-Soviet Central Asia's largest citizen-journalism network, as well as the editor of the book, CyberChaikhana: Digital Conversations from Central Asia, a contemporary history of the region written from the perspective of its blogging community. He is currently studying political theory at the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

Life After the Taghut: Part 3

January 20, 2012

Perspectives and scenarios for regime transition in Uzbekistan. * The Arabic: طاغوت(taghut) means to “cross the limits, overstep boundaries” or “to rebel” vis-à-vis divine authority. Traditionally a term connoting idolatry, it is mentioned in the politically significant Qur'anic verse 4:76. During the medieval period, it has was used by Muslims...