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Swiss-Uzbek Agreement a Step Toward Returning Many Millions to Uzbekistan
September 16, 2020

Swiss-Uzbek Agreement a Step Toward Returning Many Millions to Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Can the Uzbek government ensure that those who participated in Gulnara Karimova’s corruption do not benefit from it once more?

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.
All Gulnara’s Things: Karimov’s Daughter Again on Trial
January 14, 2020

All Gulnara’s Things: Karimov’s Daughter Again on Trial

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Uzbek officials are reportedly searching Karimova’s Swiss mansion for stolen treasures.

New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy
August 21, 2019

New Faces, Old Patterns in Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy

By Aleksey Asiryan
Uzbekistan’s change of foreign policy course has its roots in a 2012 concept that recognized changing regional dynamics.

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
August 07, 2019

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach

By Justine Doody
With parliamentary elections slated for late 2019 or early 2020, will Uzbekistan remain in essence a one-party state?

Uzbek Activists Urge Caution in Returning Gulnara’s Ill-Gotten Gains
July 30, 2019

Uzbek Activists Urge Caution in Returning Gulnara’s Ill-Gotten Gains

By Catherine Putz
As reports stir of pending asset returns, a group of activists urge international stakeholders to be cautious in how they proceed.

Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘
February 13, 2019

Uzbek Foreign Minister on Reforms: ‘There Is No Way Back‘

By Umida Hashimova
The foreign minister was clear that Uzbekistan’s ongoing reforms are irreversible.
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
October 26, 2018

US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress

By Catherine Putz
Secretary Wilbur Ross praised Uzbekistan's “democratic reforms,” but what he really meant was economic reforms.

Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018

Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.

Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads
March 09, 2018

Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads

By Tim Geschwindt
Reform and regime consolidation in Uzbekistan share much of the same path, what comes next is key.
Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief
February 01, 2018

Uzbekistan Dismisses Long-Serving and Much-Feared Security Service Chief

By Catherine Putz
President Mirziyoyev’s dismissal of Rustam Inoyatov may be power consolidation, but it may also clear the way for reforms.

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