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Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Privatization in Uzbekistan: Potential Far From Fulfilled 

Privatization in Uzbekistan: Potential Far From Fulfilled 

By Bryn Windsor
While some progress has been made, foreign investors are starting to wonder if Uzbekistan’s privatization agenda will ever live up to its much-lauded potential. 

1 Amendment, Dozens of Arrests: How Uzbekistan Is Hounding Citizens Who Criticize the President

1 Amendment, Dozens of Arrests: How Uzbekistan Is Hounding Citizens Who Criticize the President

By Madina Amin
Five years in jail for criticizing Mirziyoyev’s attending a military parade in Moscow, two and half for a vulgar comment on Instagram, seven for a derogatory poem.
The Unexonerated Speak: A New Documentary Sheds Light on Uzbekistan’s Dark Past

The Unexonerated Speak: A New Documentary Sheds Light on Uzbekistan’s Dark Past

By Catherine Putz
Thousands were imprisoned under the regime of Islam Karimov, unjustly convicted on religious extremism and other charges. Many have been freed, but they remain unexonerated. 

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska on ‘New Uzbekistan’

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska on ‘New Uzbekistan’

By Catherine Putz
"While it is undeniable that Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan is less paranoid, much freer and tolerant than Karimov’s... the very nature of the system remains unchanged."

France’s Strategic Pivot to Central Asia: Strengthening Ties with Uzbekistan and Shaping Regional Dynamics

France’s Strategic Pivot to Central Asia: Strengthening Ties with Uzbekistan and Shaping Regional Dynamics

By Alouddin Komilov
France's strategic moves in Central Asia, exemplified by Macron's recent visit to Uzbekistan, are driven by myriad factors.

Evolving Narratives in German Foreign Policy Toward Central Asia

Evolving Narratives in German Foreign Policy Toward Central Asia

By Rustam Kayumov
Germany’s key role is in helping Central Asia reduce its reliance on Russian and Chinese investments and, more significantly, trade.

How Uzbekistan Promotes Regional Integration in Central Asia

How Uzbekistan Promotes Regional Integration in Central Asia

By Tanbaev Ozod
Despite the modest progress achieved under Uzbek leadership, there are still numerous challenges to Central Asian regionalism.
New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

By Ambassador Furqat Sidikov
Uzbekistan is a bedrock U.S. partner in a dynamic region.

Dynamic Repression Amid Uzbekistan’s Snap Presidential Election

Dynamic Repression Amid Uzbekistan’s Snap Presidential Election

By Alva Omarova
The state seems to aim for branding Uzbekistan as dynamic. Its approach to free speech is anything but.

A Third Term for Uzbekistan’s Mirziyoyev

A Third Term for Uzbekistan’s Mirziyoyev

By Catherine Putz
With 87 percent of the votes in a campaign devoid of genuine competition, the Uzbek president has cemented himself in power much like his predecessor.

Uzbekistan’s Election Highlights Lost Hopes for Reform

Uzbekistan’s Election Highlights Lost Hopes for Reform

By Hugh Williamson
There have been some areas of progress on human rights under Mirziyoyev but the country’s international partners should recognize that these gains have now halted and gone into reverse.
What Will It Take to Finally Build a ‘New Uzbekistan’?

What Will It Take to Finally Build a ‘New Uzbekistan’?

By Madina Amin
Since 2016, Mirziyoyev’s reforms have often served two purposes: a populist aim paired with an overriding interest in regime security.

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