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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.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun
June 21, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent seems to have delicately removed itself from discussing Dushanbe’s Rogun dam, instead offering alternatives.

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.
Official Hints at Challenges for Chinese Businesses in Uzbekistan
May 25, 2021

Official Hints at Challenges for Chinese Businesses in Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
The Uzbek state plays a huge role in the country’s economy, generating difficulties for foreign investors trying to operate in Uzbekistan.

Uzbek Blogger Otabek Sattoriy Sentenced to 6.5 Years
May 11, 2021

Uzbek Blogger Otabek Sattoriy Sentenced to 6.5 Years

By Catherine Putz
Otabek Sattoriy, a blogger who often covered local corruption, has been sentenced on charges of extortion and libel.

Uzbekistan: Opposition Erk Party Wants in on October Presidential Election
April 06, 2021

Uzbekistan: Opposition Erk Party Wants in on October Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
The last time an Uzbek president faced a serious challenger was in 1991. Erk hasn’t been allowed to front a candidate since.

Uzbekistan Criminalizes Online Slander Against the President
April 02, 2021

Uzbekistan Criminalizes Online Slander Against the President

By Catherine Putz
Instead of progress on decriminalizing defamation, Uzbek authorities have amended the criminal code to include online insults of the president as punishable with prison time. 
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.

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