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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?
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
November 17, 2018
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
America’s goal should be to ensure the Uzbeks have alternative options to dealing with Russia and China.
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
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
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?
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
September 10, 2018
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
As Uzbekistan's police force undergoes reform, China is a major international partner in the effort.
Uzbekistan Looks to China for Policing Experience
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
<em>Hokim</em> Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
August 06, 2018
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is shaking up local governance structure.
Hokim Hubbub: Making Sense of Local Government Shuffles in Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
July 23, 2018
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
After buying out its main competitor, Kazakhstan's largest lender could plan to establish a subsidiary in Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
July 13, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
Mirziyoyev has worked hard to position Uzbekistan as an effective mediator in the Afghanistan conflict.
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
July 11, 2018
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
Tashkent will also introduce a five-day visa-free transit scheme, positioning the country as a better Eurasian hub.
Uzbekistan Set to Introduce E-Visas
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
How Will Erdogan’s Recent Visit to Uzbekistan Enhance Turkish-Uzbek Cooperation?
May 15, 2018
How Will Erdogan’s Recent Visit to Uzbekistan Enhance Turkish-Uzbek Cooperation?
After a cold snap in bilateral relations, Tashkent and Ankara seem set for warmer relations.
How Will Erdogan’s Recent Visit to Uzbekistan Enhance Turkish-Uzbek Cooperation?
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
April 05, 2018
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
How have reforms impacted the media environment in Uzbekistan?
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
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