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Shavkat Mirziyoyev

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?

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.

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