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Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law
December 01, 2022

Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law

By Catherine Putz
They did so separately, however, given how contentious the agreement on the Kempir-Abad reservoir is in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers Sign Water, Border Agreements
November 03, 2022

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers Sign Water, Border Agreements

By Catherine Putz
Despite domestic opposition in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek and Tashkent are moving ahead with their agreements on the Kempir-Abad reservoir.
Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest
October 26, 2022

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest

By Catherine Putz
At least 20 activists and political figures opposed to the deal have been detained in Kyrgyzstan.

Final Hurdles to Settling the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border: Local Opposition
October 05, 2022

Final Hurdles to Settling the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border: Local Opposition

By Catherine Putz
Outside the Kyrgyz president's recent meeting with residents in Uzgen, villagers reportedly held signs reading “It is better to give life than land!”

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border
August 09, 2022

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Inch Closer to Settling Border

By Catherine Putz
Settling a border is not an easy task, but Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan seem to be entering the final phases of doing so.

Border Issue Tops Agenda in Kyrgyz State Visit to Uzbekistan
March 22, 2021

Border Issue Tops Agenda in Kyrgyz State Visit to Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
In the Kyrgyz president’s first state visit to Uzbekistan earlier this month, border issues topped the agenda.

Kyrgyz President Japarov Touches Down in Tashkent
March 11, 2021

Kyrgyz President Japarov Touches Down in Tashkent

By Catherine Putz
Following recent visits to Russia and Kazakhstan, new Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is in Uzbekistan for a state visit.
Abdullaev Extradited to Uzbekistan Then Released, Investigation Pending
August 24, 2020

Abdullaev Extradited to Uzbekistan Then Released, Investigation Pending

By Catherine Putz
The specifics of the charges against 47-year old Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev remain unclear, but the case is drawing significant attention.

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request
August 12, 2020

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, Bobomurod Abdullaev walked out of jail in Uzbekistan after a surprising conclusion to a case levied against him by the state. New charges could mark a step backward.

Water and Railways Discussed By Kyrgyz and Uzbek Prime Ministers
August 02, 2019

Water and Railways Discussed By Kyrgyz and Uzbek Prime Ministers

By Catherine Putz
It may lack big headlines, but the normal continuance of diplomacy between neighbors is important in Central Asia.

Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter
April 18, 2017

Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter

By Casey Michel
Recent statements from Uzbek officials drop previous vitriol in favor of diplomatic neighborliness.
Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act
November 02, 2016

Mirziyoyev Keeping Up the Good Neighbor Act

By Catherine Putz
Time will be the true test, but on regional relations the likely next Uzbek president looks to be making progress.

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