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Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist based in Uzbekistan.

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist based in Uzbekistan, a former editor with New Eastern Europe magazine, and a fellow with the Coalition for Women in Journalism.

She has written extensively on subjects related to human rights and conflict, mostly focusing on the post-Soviet space, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Her articles appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, Eurasianet and other media.

She holds a double MA degree in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK) and the Higher School of Economics (Russia) and a BA from the University of Westminster (UK).

She co-edited two academic books: “Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives” (2015) and “Migration and the Ukraine Crisis: A Two-Country Perspective” (2017). She is currently working on her first reporting book on Uzbekistan.

Posts by Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
February 28, 2022

In Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, Tensions Simmer Dangerously 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
“Everyone wants this nightmare to end,” a resident of Khorog told The Diplomat via phone.

January 31, 2022

Mixed Feelings as Kazakhstan Looks Back on a Bloody January

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
“They fight among themselves for power, and ordinary people suffer.”
December 06, 2021

Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
The corrupt system of the past might be gone, but the new chapter in Afghanistan’s history is unlikely to be much better. 

October 22, 2021

The Afghan Interpreters Turkey Left Behind

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Two months after the Taliban takeover became a reality, interpreters who worked for Turkish forces are still in Afghanistan with no clear exit plan.

September 18, 2021

Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
A month after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the capital is calm but everything is uncertain. A nation lives in fear. 

November 19, 2020

Uzbekistan: The Long Struggle for Freedom of Expression

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Freedom of expression remains partial and fragile in Uzbekistan, but a limited recent opening may be impossible to reverse.
September 01, 2020

What’s Left of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan?

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
While the IMU itself might no longer be an important player in the complex landscape of international jihad, it may yet be too soon to portend its total demise.

May 27, 2020

The Ceaseless Struggle of Afghan Migrants

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Some Afghans find themselves trapped in a dangerous, endless cycle of migration in a search for work, safety, and a better life. 

April 27, 2020

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?

February 20, 2020

Demolitions Threaten Uzbekistan’s Historical Heritage

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
With development mushrooming across Uzbekistan, the country's historic quarters are at risk.

September 11, 2019

Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In Uzbekistan, a growing gap between the rhetoric of change and continued police discomfort with activism.
August 06, 2018

Tajikistan’s Child Hostages

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
How a 4-year-old child became a hostage in Tajikistan’s battles against the exiled opposition.

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