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To Withstand Global Shocks, Uzbekistan Needs to Continue Reforms and Build an Inclusive Market Economy
November 01, 2022

To Withstand Global Shocks, Uzbekistan Needs to Continue Reforms and Build an Inclusive Market Economy

By Anna Bjerde
Uzbekistan has made impressive development gains over the past five years by relentlessly pursuing the path of market-oriented reforms. 

Economic Resilience in Central Asia Amid Russian War in Ukraine
October 03, 2022

Economic Resilience in Central Asia Amid Russian War in Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
On the back of high remittances and oil and gas revenues, the outlook for Central Asia’s economies has improved. But it’s not all good news.
The Trans-Afghan Railway Line: Back on Track?
July 26, 2022

The Trans-Afghan Railway Line: Back on Track?

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
The Trans-Afghan railway project is gathering momentum as Uzbekistan seeks access to Pakistan's ports. But can the project overcome security, geographic, and financial hurdles?

Uzbekistan Looks South for New Trade Routes
April 01, 2022

Uzbekistan Looks South for New Trade Routes

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan’s position in the middle of Central Asia is a source of strength but also vulnerability.

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 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.

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.
Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union
January 25, 2021

Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s 2021 strategy directs several government agencies to align with a number of EAEU regulations. 

How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?
January 07, 2021

How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?

By Catherine Putz
The January 2021 World Bank Global Economic Prospects report is out, heralding a “subdued” recovery for the world. How fares Central Asia?

Uzbekistan Nudges SCO in Economic Direction
November 16, 2020

Uzbekistan Nudges SCO in Economic Direction

By Umida Hashimova
Economic matters have been rising on the agenda of the predominantly security-focused regional organization.

Can Mirziyoyev’s Reforms Bring About a Real Free Market Economy in Uzbekistan?
May 21, 2020

Can Mirziyoyev’s Reforms Bring About a Real Free Market Economy in Uzbekistan?

By Bekzod Zakirov
The hope that reforms will ultimately bring about free market capitalism with accompanying democratic politics is utmost naivety. 
William Seitz on Uzbekistan’s Propiska Problem
February 19, 2020

William Seitz on Uzbekistan’s Propiska Problem

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan has one of the lowest rates of internal migration in the world, in part due to its registration system.

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