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Mirziyoyev Lands in Kyrgyzstan for Long Delayed State Visit
January 27, 2023

Mirziyoyev Lands in Kyrgyzstan for Long Delayed State Visit

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov met Mirziyoyev at the airport, welcoming him for a much anticipated state visit. 

Dismissal or Distraction? Power Scuffles and Governance in Uzbekistan
January 24, 2023

Dismissal or Distraction? Power Scuffles and Governance in Uzbekistan

By Dilmira Matyakubova
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev recently dismissed Jahongir Artikhodjaev, the controversial mayor of Tashkent. 
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.

In Karakalpakstan, Mirziyoyev Oversees Selection of New Regional Leader
August 29, 2022

In Karakalpakstan, Mirziyoyev Oversees Selection of New Regional Leader

By Catherine Putz
The Uzbek president scolded regional leaders for failing to address the problems of the people and laid out further investments to address economic problems.

New Regulations in Uzbekistan Effectively Impose Government Control on NGOs
August 26, 2022

New Regulations in Uzbekistan Effectively Impose Government Control on NGOs

By Umida Niyazova and Lynn Schweisfurth
Will international donors legitimize Uzbekistan’s tightening grip on civil society?

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?
July 23, 2022

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?

By Aizada Nuriddenova
The world has changed profoundly since the last Central Asian Consultative Meeting, yet the new regional grouping carries on.

Karakalpak Protests Reflect the Shattered Promise of Mirziyoyev’s ‘New Uzbekistan’
July 05, 2022

Karakalpak Protests Reflect the Shattered Promise of Mirziyoyev’s ‘New Uzbekistan’

By Ildar Daminov
A proposal to downgrade the autonomous region to a province set off massive protests.
Constitutional Changes Ahead for Uzbekistan
June 28, 2022

Constitutional Changes Ahead for Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Mirziyoyev looks set to follow in his predecessor's footsteps, tinkering with the constitution to stay in power indefinitely.

Uzbekistan’s Soviet Legacy Lives on in Its Treatment of Journalists
June 03, 2022

Uzbekistan’s Soviet Legacy Lives on in Its Treatment of Journalists

By Cheryl L. Reed
The State Security Services threaten, intimidate, and pressure journalists to avoid certain topics and delete certain stories.

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?

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