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Uzbekistan reforms

Privatization in Uzbekistan: Potential Far From Fulfilled 

Privatization in Uzbekistan: Potential Far From Fulfilled 

By Bryn Windsor
While some progress has been made, foreign investors are starting to wonder if Uzbekistan’s privatization agenda will ever live up to its much-lauded potential. 

USAID’s Investments: Fostering Sustainable Development and Partnership in Uzbekistan

USAID’s Investments: Fostering Sustainable Development and Partnership in Uzbekistan

By Alouddin Komilov
Newly announced funding for several initiatives has the potential to support sustainable growth, improved healthcare, and effective governance in Uzbekistan. 
New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

New Uzbekistan’s Reform Agenda: A Catalyst for Stronger US Bilateral Relations

By Ambassador Furqat Sidikov
Uzbekistan is a bedrock U.S. partner in a dynamic region.

What Will It Take to Finally Build a ‘New Uzbekistan’?

What Will It Take to Finally Build a ‘New Uzbekistan’?

By Madina Amin
Since 2016, Mirziyoyev’s reforms have often served two purposes: a populist aim paired with an overriding interest in regime security.

Old Tricks in a New Uzbekistan: Constitutional Reform and Popular Legitimacy

Old Tricks in a New Uzbekistan: Constitutional Reform and Popular Legitimacy

By Akrom Avezov
The referendum may be a way of employing old tricks to extend Mirziyoyev’s rule, but a total reversion to the "old ways" could also prove detrimental to his regime.

Rights Group Highlights Police Abuse in Karakalpakstan Crackdown

Rights Group Highlights Police Abuse in Karakalpakstan Crackdown

By Catherine Putz
Human Rights Watch says Uzbek security forces “unjustifiably” used lethal force to disperse generally peaceful demonstrators this summer.

Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan

Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan

By Catherine Putz
Although protests this year in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan took place in different contexts, with different triggers, there are some similarities worth highlighting.
Where Are ‘New’ Uzbekistan’s Promised Reforms?

Where Are ‘New’ Uzbekistan’s Promised Reforms?

By Akzam Turgunov
The reelection of Uzbekistan’s president was a foregone conclusion. The real question is: Where are the promised reforms?

The Old Ways Are Still Alive in New Uzbekistan

The Old Ways Are Still Alive in New Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
In entering a new term by suggesting constitutional reform, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is following in the path of his dictatorial predecessor.

The Making of Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan

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.

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights

By Matthew Schaaf
A U.S. trip by Uzbekistan’s foreign minister highlights the gap between Tashkent’s rhetoric and reality on human rights.
Uzbek Blogger Otabek Sattoriy Sentenced to 6.5 Years

Uzbek Blogger Otabek Sattoriy Sentenced to 6.5 Years

By Catherine Putz
Otabek Sattoriy, a blogger who often covered local corruption, has been sentenced on charges of extortion and libel.

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