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Uzbekistan’s Parties Take the Stage to Debate
November 20, 2019

Uzbekistan’s Parties Take the Stage to Debate

By Umida Hashimova
Heading toward parliamentary elections, Uzbekistan holds first debate among five running parties.

Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan
November 14, 2019

Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
There are considerable differences with regard to forced labor in Uzbekistan and Xinjiang, but there is an underlying corporate responsibility to not engage in human rights abuses.
US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices
November 12, 2019

US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is reopening its negotiations to join the WTO and considering Eurasian Economic Union membership. Russia and the West are watching.

Bickering Emerges on Uzbekistan’s Political Scene
October 28, 2019

Bickering Emerges on Uzbekistan’s Political Scene

By Umida Hashimova
Parliamentary elections set for December 22 will take place under a new atmosphere, but small campaign feuds aren’t yet touching main issues.

Not So Fast: Will Uzbekistan Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
October 07, 2019

Not So Fast: Will Uzbekistan Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Umida Hashimova
In Russian framing, the Uzbek decision to join the EAEU has already been made. But Tashkent is still exploring its options.

Uzbek Official Reprimanded by Senate for Rude Remarks on Beards and Hijabs
October 03, 2019

Uzbek Official Reprimanded by Senate for Rude Remarks on Beards and Hijabs

By Catherine Putz
Shuhrat Ghaniev, governor of Fergana and a senator, was rebuked by the Senate for an ethics violation.

Uzbekistan Joins the Turkic Council
September 23, 2019

Uzbekistan Joins the Turkic Council

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent joins a regional organization for the first time in 13 years. 
Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan
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.

Uzbekistan’s Impending Water Crisis
September 05, 2019

Uzbekistan’s Impending Water Crisis

By Aziz Egamov
Relations are good between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, but a grave water crisis still looms.

China Opens Education Opportunities for Uzbekistan’s Youth
August 26, 2019

China Opens Education Opportunities for Uzbekistan’s Youth

By Umida Hashimova
The knowledge-hungry youth of Uzbekistan are ready to take up education in China.

Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
August 07, 2019

Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
Chinese surveillance technologies are popular among Central Asia’s governments.
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
December 13, 2018

What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

By Nicholas Trickett
U.S. coercive pressure on Iran works against Uzbekistan’s regional interests and the stability of Afghanistan.

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