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Uzbekistan in the Spotlight
September 30, 2017

Uzbekistan in the Spotlight

By Catherine Putz
The center of Central Asia has turned its focus to multilateral regional cooperation.
Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan
August 09, 2017

Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
A Dance With the Cobra: Confronting Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan aims to explain the tangled web of corruption in Uzbekistan.

Uzbek Authorities Say Gulnara in Custody, Facing Additional Charges
July 29, 2017

Uzbek Authorities Say Gulnara in Custody, Facing Additional Charges

By Catherine Putz
The statement by Uzbek authorities is a few years late but another sign of progress.

Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
June 12, 2017

Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?

By Cholpon Orozobekova
UN Secretary Antonio Guterres is on a regional tour and seems to be avoiding the subject.

Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
June 06, 2017

Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post

By Catherine Putz
Rustam Azimov, once floated as a possible successor to Islam Karimov, seems to have been sidelined for good.
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev Makes State Visit to Russia
April 07, 2017

Uzbek President Mirziyoyev Makes State Visit to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Mirziyoyev and Putin signed investments deals worth $12 billion and trade contracts worth $3.8 billion.

Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
February 03, 2017

Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket

By Kristian Lasslett
Tashkent wants nearly $1 billion in frozen assets back, but the state is complicit in the original corruption.
WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter
January 18, 2017

WSJ Scoop Shines Light on Fate of Karimova’s Daughter

By Casey Michel
A recent article included a morsel of information about Gulnara’s teenage daughter.

To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million
December 06, 2016

To the Victor Go the Spoils? Uzbekistan’s New President and the Fate of $850 Million

By Catherine Putz
Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the new Uzbek president, but experts caution against celebrating surface-level reforms too soon.

What to Expect from Uzbekistan's Presidential Election
December 02, 2016

What to Expect from Uzbekistan's Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
More of the same, but with a new face.

Long-Held Political Prisoner to Be Released in Uzbekistan
November 26, 2016

Long-Held Political Prisoner to Be Released in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
After more than 23 years, Samandar Qoqonov is to be released from jail.

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