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Umida Hashimova

Umida Hashimova

Umida Hashimova works as an analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), where she concentrates on U.S. national security issues. Umida is a scholar on Central Asia’s current affairs and regularly publishes on the topic.

Umida Hashimova works as an analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a federally funded research and development organization in Arlington, Virginia, on U.S. national security issues. She has many years of experience in research and project management on the Eurasia region. Umida is a scholar on Central Asia’s current affairs and a frequent contributor to the The Diplomat and Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily. In her native Uzbekistan, Umida worked for United Nations agencies on economic, illicit drugs, and crime issues. Umida holds Master in Public Policy concentrating on International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Master of Arts in Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. Umida’s thesis was on labor migration from Uzbekistan, and she conducted field research on the topic in Russia and Uzbekistan. The Russian and Uzbek languages are Umida’s native languages.

Posts by Umida Hashimova
June 22, 2020

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China

By Umida Hashimova
The transport corridor is in use and has great potential, but the middle section through Kyrgyzstan still transports cargo via trucks and not railcars.

June 08, 2020

Despite Observer Choice, Uzbek Officials Sell Benefits of Full Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is joining the union as an an observer, but its officials have been promising the benefits of a full member.
May 19, 2020

Can Uzbekistan Put the Uzbek Language First?

By Umida Hashimova
Moscow made an unprecedented comment in defense of the Russian language in Uzbekistan.

May 04, 2020

Uzbek Parliament Approves EAEU Observer Status

By Umida Hashimova
The parliament of Uzbekistan approved observer status to the EAEU. Could it be just a deferment on membership?

April 20, 2020

Uzbek MPs Voice Concerns About Potential Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Despite an earlier lack of debate or dissent, members of the Uzbek parliament have pushed back on the government’s plan for EAEU membership.

April 06, 2020

Uzbekistan Adopts Strict Regulations to Fight COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
The pandemic has led to the resurrection of heavy law enforcement in Uzbekistan.
March 23, 2020

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan take joint responsibility for their border with Afghanistan.

March 02, 2020

Uzbekistan Appears to Settle on Observing the Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent has lined up its rationale and settled on a narrative for cooperation with the EAEU.

February 19, 2020

Before and Beyond 5G: Central Asia’s Huawei Connections

By Umida Hashimova
Huawei and Central Asian countries have special and long-lasting relations that are here to stay. 

February 10, 2020

US Pledges $2 Million to Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
The true nature of U.S. investment in Uzbekistan, and all of Central Asia, is broader than just direct financial assistance packages.

January 27, 2020

Uzbekistan Will ‘Cooperate’ with Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
In a state of the union address, Uzbek President said the country would engage in “cooperation” with the EAEU.
January 14, 2020

Why an Iran-US Conflict Would Be a Disaster for Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s aims to diversify its transportation routes, a necessity for the double-landlocked state, rest largely on Iran.

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