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Umida Hashimova

Umida Hashimova

Umida Hashimova is an Associate Research Analyst in the Strategic Studies division of CNA. She has over eight years of experience in project management and research/analysis on the Eurasia region. Umida is a scholar on Central Asia’s current affairs and a frequent contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily. She is able to call upon her skills in the Russian, English and Uzbek languages in order to thoroughly research and cross-check sources for analytical pieces, assuring an objective result. Previously, Umida worked for a trade association in Washington, D.C., where she managed USAID-funded projects on energy regulation in Eurasia. In her native Uzbekistan, Umida worked for United Nations agencies on economic, illicit drugs, and crime issues.  Umida recently received her Master in Public Policy concentrating on International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. The Russian and Uzbek languages are Ms. Hashimova’s native languages.

Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
April 11, 2019
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Zokirjon Almatov, brought out of retirement, recently gave an interview in which he discussed Andijan, a sensitive topic.
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
March 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
Three departments will be abolished, their staff and duties shuffled into other parts of the government.
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
March 11, 2019
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
As Tashkent’s officials move between Doha and Kabul, Uzbekistan is carving a quiet role for itself in the peace process.
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
February 22, 2019
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
The National Guard may be at a new high, but a recent scandal suggests it is far from an exemplar domestic security force.
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
February 13, 2019
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
The foreign minister was clear that Uzbekistan’s ongoing reforms are irreversible.
Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
February 01, 2019
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
December 24, 2018
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
President Mirziyoyev wants the legislative branch to become the guardian of his reforms.
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
The Unattainable Uzbek <em>Propiska</em>
December 10, 2018
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Cancellation of the propiska requirement in Uzbekistan has not materialized despite government promises.
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
November 21, 2018
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Uzbekistan is increasingly playing an active role in supporting its labor migrants, a change from the Karimova era.
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
November 07, 2018
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev apparently has little tolerance for demeaning treatment.
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
October 17, 2018
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
Mirziyoyev’s first trip to Europe was dominated by the search for investment in France.
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
September 10, 2018
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
As Uzbekistan's police force undergoes reform, China is a major international partner in the effort.
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
August 22, 2018
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Renewed relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan bring long-awaited relief, yet security is a major concern.
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
<em>Hokim</em> Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
August 06, 2018
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is shaking up local governance structure.
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
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