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Can Uzbekistan Put the Uzbek Language First?
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.
Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan
May 14, 2020

Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
How the Uzbek government handles the investigation of the dam collapse matters.

70,000 Evacuated After Breach in Uzbek Dam, Investigation Into Failure Launched
May 04, 2020

70,000 Evacuated After Breach in Uzbek Dam, Investigation Into Failure Launched

By Catherine Putz
On Friday, the wall of the three-year old Sardoba Reservoir gave way after a week of heavy rains.

US Religious Freedom Report Signals Improvements in Uzbekistan
April 29, 2020

US Religious Freedom Report Signals Improvements in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
For the first time in 15 years, USCIRF has recommended Uzbekistan not be deemed a country of particular concerns when it comes to religious freedom violations.

Uzbekistan’s Changing Media Space
April 28, 2020

Uzbekistan’s Changing Media Space

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Ikhtiyor Rakhman of Korrespondent.uz
Uzbek MPs Voice Concerns About Potential Eurasian Economic Union 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.

Beyond the Pledge: Is It Time to Lift the Boycott of Uzbek Cotton?
April 17, 2020

Beyond the Pledge: Is It Time to Lift the Boycott of Uzbek Cotton?

By Catherine Putz
Activists stress that there is a pathway beyond the pledge, but it's a long road to full reform of the Uzbek cotton sector.
Uzbekistan Adopts Strict Regulations to Fight COVID-19
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.

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been ringing his neighbors to coordinate and dispatching aid to Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises
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.

Another 13 Years on Corruption Charges for Gulnara Karimova
March 18, 2020

Another 13 Years on Corruption Charges for Gulnara Karimova

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, negotiations go on between the Swiss and Uzbek governments over millions in frozen assets.
COVID-19 Arrives in Central Asia
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Arrives in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
It was only a matter of time.

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