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Mirziyoyev Meets Moon: South Korea, Uzbekistan Aim to Deepen Special Strategic Partnership
December 22, 2021

Mirziyoyev Meets Moon: South Korea, Uzbekistan Aim to Deepen Special Strategic Partnership

By Catherine Putz
A possible free trade agreement and hopes for rare earth supplies underscore a strengthening South Korea-Uzbekistan relationship.

Uzbek President Sets Out Proposals for Constitutional Reforms 
December 09, 2021

Uzbek President Sets Out Proposals for Constitutional Reforms 

By Catherine Putz
In a Constitution Day speech, President Mirziyoyev outlined nine proposals for amending the country’s constitution. 
Where Are ‘New’ Uzbekistan’s Promised Reforms?
November 23, 2021

Where Are ‘New’ Uzbekistan’s Promised Reforms?

By Akzam Turgunov
The reelection of Uzbekistan’s president was a foregone conclusion. The real question is: Where are the promised reforms?

Former Uzbek Security Services Head Inoyatov Replaced as a Presidential Adviser 
November 18, 2021

Former Uzbek Security Services Head Inoyatov Replaced as a Presidential Adviser 

By Catherine Putz
The apparent dismissal of Rustam Inoyatov, who lost his long-held post as head of the Uzbek security services back in 2018, moves a former kingmaker off the board.

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership
November 15, 2021

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is taking its time, slowly moving toward EAEU membership and perhaps hoping to carve out exceptions in exchange for joining.

The Old Ways Are Still Alive in New Uzbekistan
November 09, 2021

The Old Ways Are Still Alive in New Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
In entering a new term by suggesting constitutional reform, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is following in the path of his dictatorial predecessor.

Uzbek President Secures 2nd Term in Flawed Election
October 25, 2021

Uzbek President Secures 2nd Term in Flawed Election

By Catherine Putz
The OSCE election monitoring mission says reforms under Mirziyoyev "have not yet resulted in a genuinely pluralistic environment."
Quiet Presidential Campaign Nearly Over in Uzbekistan
October 19, 2021

Quiet Presidential Campaign Nearly Over in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan's election is set for October 24.

Who Are Uzbekistan’s Remaining Religious Prisoners?
October 14, 2021

Who Are Uzbekistan’s Remaining Religious Prisoners?

By Catherine Putz
Despite thousands reportedly released since 2016, an estimated 2,000 remain jailed in Uzbekistan for political and religious reasons.

The Making of Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan
October 01, 2021

The Making of Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan

By Bruce Pannier
As Mirziyoyev gears up for his second term, Uzbekistan’s foreign relations and economy are moving forward, but political and social reforms are lagging.

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?
August 12, 2021

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?

By Filippo Costa Buranelli
Presidential meetings in Central Asia are often dismissed for a lack of concrete results and for their exclusively ceremonial character. But there are good reasons to take the latest meeting seriously.
Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions
July 12, 2021

Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions

By Catherine Putz
Jahongir Otajonov, picked by the banned Erk party as its presidential candidate, has reportedly quit the race.

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