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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
February 16, 2021

Uzbekistan Prioritizes Pakistani Over Iranian Ports

By Umida Hashimova
Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. 

February 01, 2021

What a New High-Speed Railway Tells Us About Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan Relations

By Umida Hashimova
The new project serves as another testament to the strengthening relations between the two countries.
January 25, 2021

Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s 2021 strategy directs several government agencies to align with a number of EAEU regulations. 

January 04, 2021

Did Uzbekistan and Russia Just Have Their First (Limited) Food War?

By Umida Hashimova
Tomato pests, quickly forgotten, suggest the brief ban on some Uzbek imports was of a political nature.

December 21, 2020

Uzbekistan Hedging Vaccine Bets with Russian Purchase

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan launches trials of a Chinese vaccine, but purchases Russian vaccine.

December 14, 2020

Uzbekistan Joins Online Eurasian Economic Union Meeting as an Observer

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent's observer status does not earn it any of the benefits President Shavkat Mirziyoyev heralded in his remarks, but full membership appears to be the goal.
November 16, 2020

Uzbekistan Nudges SCO in Economic Direction

By Umida Hashimova
Economic matters have been rising on the agenda of the predominantly security-focused regional organization.

November 09, 2020

Uzbekistan to Host Chinese Vaccine Trials

By Umida Hashimova
Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical, a Chinese company, will run some of its phase three trial in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.

October 13, 2020

Uzbekistan Teams Up With China on Poverty Reduction

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s quick move to partner with China on poverty reduction indicates that Beijing is now the model for such efforts.

October 06, 2020

Does Russia Have a Role in the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Project?

By Umida Hashimova
In September, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov again mentioned Russia’s participation in the long-delayed project.

September 21, 2020

Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 

By Umida Hashimova
The promise of peace in Afghanistan opens doors for Uzbekistan. 
September 08, 2020

Pandemic Slows Central Asia’s Gas Exports to China

By Umida Hashimova
The economic slowdown in China, a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has affected the gas trade. 

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