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Charting Progress in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan
September 01, 2019

Charting Progress in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan

By Steve Swerdlow
Three years of frenzied reform activity have certainly made a difference, but much work remains to be done.

Uzbek Activists Urge Caution in Returning Gulnara’s Ill-Gotten Gains
July 30, 2019

Uzbek Activists Urge Caution in Returning Gulnara’s Ill-Gotten Gains

By Catherine Putz
As reports stir of pending asset returns, a group of activists urge international stakeholders to be cautious in how they proceed.
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
May 14, 2019

What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?

By Colleen Wood
A panel of experts say that prospects for genuine reform in Uzbekistan look promising, but are not guaranteed.

Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019

Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip

By Umida Hashimova
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.

Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019

Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?

By Catherine Putz
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?

Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
February 01, 2019

Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus

By Umida Hashimova
Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.

Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation
March 14, 2018

Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation

By Bradley Jardine
Jailed Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev claims he was tortured and a judge agreed to grant his petition for an expert's examination.
Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads
March 09, 2018

Cutting Out the Kingmaker: Mirziyoyev at a Crossroads

By Tim Geschwindt
Reform and regime consolidation in Uzbekistan share much of the same path, what comes next is key.

Uzbek Secret Police Reportedly Kicked off Imprisoned Journalist’s Case
February 26, 2018

Uzbek Secret Police Reportedly Kicked off Imprisoned Journalist’s Case

By Bradley Jardine
President Mirziyoyev continues to undermine the SNB, while observers wonder if he's serious about human rights reforms.

President Mirziyoyev Takes Aim at Uzbek Security Services
December 26, 2017

President Mirziyoyev Takes Aim at Uzbek Security Services

By Catherine Putz
In his first end-of-the-year speech, the Uzbek president recounted his reform efforts and set new targets.

Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan
August 09, 2017

Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
A Dance With the Cobra: Confronting Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan aims to explain the tangled web of corruption in Uzbekistan.
Uzbek Authorities Say Gulnara in Custody, Facing Additional Charges
July 29, 2017

Uzbek Authorities Say Gulnara in Custody, Facing Additional Charges

By Catherine Putz
The statement by Uzbek authorities is a few years late but another sign of progress.

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