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The Unattainable Uzbek <em>Propiska</em>
December 10, 2018
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Cancellation of the propiska requirement in Uzbekistan has not materialized despite government promises.
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
December 01, 2018
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
Over the last two years, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has certainly changed Uzbekistan. But how much and why?
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
November 21, 2018
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Uzbekistan is increasingly playing an active role in supporting its labor migrants, a change from the Karimova era.
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
November 07, 2018
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev apparently has little tolerance for demeaning treatment.
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
October 26, 2018
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Secretary Wilbur Ross praised Uzbekistan's “democratic reforms,” but what he really meant was economic reforms.
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
October 17, 2018
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
Mirziyoyev’s first trip to Europe was dominated by the search for investment in France.
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
August 30, 2018
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
An education-focused, U.S.-based NGO has become the first such organization to be registered in Uzbekistan in over a decade.
What an NGO's Return Says About Post-Karimov US-Uzbekistan Relations
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
August 22, 2018
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Renewed relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan bring long-awaited relief, yet security is a major concern.
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
August 21, 2018
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Seventeen years after his last official visit, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visited Tashkent and Samarkand.
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
August 15, 2018
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
With talks up north and violence in the southeast, the war in Afghanistan lurches toward its 17th year.
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
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