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China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?
May 13, 2022

China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan is leveraging its partnership with China to address the logistical and geographic challenges it faces.

No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia
May 03, 2022

No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Methodology isn’t a headline buzzword, but an improving rank certainly is -- no matter the context.
Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?
May 03, 2022

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?

By Catherine Putz
As 11 more Mi-17 helicopters originally intended for Afghanistan head to Ukraine, eyes turn to the Afghan Air Force planes left in Central Asia.

Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?
April 13, 2022

Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?

By Umida Hashimova
Less than half of Central Asians labor migrants are ready to return to their home countries a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Dispatch Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
April 11, 2022

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Dispatch Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have both sent planeloads of humanitarian aid -- largely medicine and food -- to Ukraine.

Tourism in Uzbekistan: After the Pandemic, a New Strategy
April 08, 2022

Tourism in Uzbekistan: After the Pandemic, a New Strategy

By Surayyo Usmanova
Battered by the pandemic, the tourism industry is critical to post-pandemic economic recovery in Uzbekistan.

Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote
April 08, 2022

Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote

By Catherine Putz
The resolution to expel Russia passed, but the region’s vote against it highlights the difficulty and complexity of Central Asia's position. 
Uzbekistan Looks South for New Trade Routes
April 01, 2022

Uzbekistan Looks South for New Trade Routes

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan’s position in the middle of Central Asia is a source of strength but also vulnerability.

A More Integrated Future? Mapping Central Asian Optimism
March 31, 2022

A More Integrated Future? Mapping Central Asian Optimism

By Elizabeth Woods and Thomas Baker
There’s a clear need for meaningful integration and cooperation in Central Asia, and public optimism for it. So what’s holding the region back?

Uzbekistan, Turkey Elevate Ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’
March 31, 2022

Uzbekistan, Turkey Elevate Ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’

By Catherine Putz
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan, the latest step in the post-Karimov warming of ties.

What Does Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Mean for Central Asia?
March 16, 2022

What Does Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Mean for Central Asia?

Asel Doolotkeldieva, Bruce Pannier, Temur Umarov, and Colleen Wood discuss the economic, political, and diplomatic fallout for Central Asia.
The Boycott of Uzbek Cotton Is Over
March 10, 2022

The Boycott of Uzbek Cotton Is Over

By Catherine Putz
After a dozen years, the Cotton Campaign has finally announced the end of its pledge, signed by 331 brands and retailers, to boycott Uzbek cotton on account of forced labor.

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