Heath Alexander

Heath Alexander

Heath Alexander is a retired Air Force Meteorologist and Analyst with five years in Special Operations and another two as a Military Attaché in West Africa.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in International Security and Intelligence Studies at Bellevue University in Omaha, NE, USA. 

Cholpon Orozobekova’s article for The Diplomat on Central Asia’s autocratic rulers is a fascinating look at the men who helped take the central ‘stans, particularly Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, from communism to “democracy.” Just as fascinating is the prospect, for each of these countries, of who will finally succeed the communist relics/reborn ‘democrats’ still hoarding power.


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