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Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 Response Exposes Tashkent’s Reform Successes and Failures
September 25, 2020

Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 Response Exposes Tashkent’s Reform Successes and Failures

By Benjamin Godwin
What does the coronavirus response say about the government’s ability to deliver on its ambitious reform program? 

Abdullaev Extradited to Uzbekistan Then Released, Investigation Pending
August 24, 2020

Abdullaev Extradited to Uzbekistan Then Released, Investigation Pending

By Catherine Putz
The specifics of the charges against 47-year old Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev remain unclear, but the case is drawing significant attention.
The Paradox of Uzbekistan’s Budding Virtual Civic Space
August 20, 2020

The Paradox of Uzbekistan’s Budding Virtual Civic Space

By Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili and Bakhrom Mirakilov
Despite continued challenges, Uzbekistan’s civil society is more vibrant than at any time in the country’s young history.

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request
August 12, 2020

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, Bobomurod Abdullaev walked out of jail in Uzbekistan after a surprising conclusion to a case levied against him by the state. New charges could mark a step backward.

Kristian Lasslett on Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters Conundrum 
July 14, 2020

Kristian Lasslett on Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters Conundrum 

By Catherine Putz
Privatization of the cotton sector “is in itself no silver bullet solution” for the problems of corruption and forced labor. 

Uzbekistan Must Stay on the Path of Religious Freedom Reform
July 09, 2020

Uzbekistan Must Stay on the Path of Religious Freedom Reform

By Nadine Maenza and Nury Turkel
Tashkent has made progress on the path toward greater religious freedom, but must remain vigilant to protect the gains it has made and continue to actively push forward.

Assessing Corporate Integrity in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters
July 01, 2020

Assessing Corporate Integrity in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters

By Catherine Putz
The landmark privatization scheme took cotton out of the government’s direct hands and placed it in private “clusters” -- but not without significant risks.
A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?
June 23, 2020

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?

By Umida Niyazova
Despite progress in combating forced labor, Uzbekistan has yet to meaningfully engage in the civil society focused reforms necessary.

Hotel Uzbekistan Privatized to Holding in Singapore
May 30, 2020

Hotel Uzbekistan Privatized to Holding in Singapore

By Paolo Sorbello
Bashan Investment Group owns film production companies in Asia and, now, Tashkent's most recognizable building. 

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. 

Uzbekistan Adopts Strict Regulations to Fight COVID-19
April 06, 2020

Uzbekistan Adopts Strict Regulations to Fight COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
The pandemic has led to the resurrection of heavy law enforcement in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been ringing his neighbors to coordinate and dispatching aid to Afghanistan.

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