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Where Are ‘New’ Uzbekistan’s Promised Reforms?
November 23, 2021

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
November 09, 2021

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
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.

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights
July 01, 2021

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
May 11, 2021

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.

Uzbekistan Needs NGOs, But the Barriers Remain High
April 20, 2021

Uzbekistan Needs NGOs, But the Barriers Remain High

By Catherine Putz
“A developed and vibrant civil society is needed if we want to build a democratic society.”

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights
March 01, 2021

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights

By Steve Swerdlow
Tashkent’s continued authoritarian habits undermine positive steps.
A Closer Look at Uzbekistan’s Privatization Push
February 12, 2021

A Closer Look at Uzbekistan’s Privatization Push

By Corissa Steiner
Tashkent has promoted privatization schemes before. Is this time different?

Uzbekistan Moves Elections to October
February 09, 2021

Uzbekistan Moves Elections to October

By Catherine Putz
The country's elections -- previously held in late December -- will now be held in October.

Murky Waters Surround the Case of the Sardoba Reservoir Failure
January 20, 2021

Murky Waters Surround the Case of the Sardoba Reservoir Failure

By Catherine Putz
A trial is ongoing, but behind closed doors, while citizens complain of unfair distribution of promised compensation.

There Won’t be Political Reform in Uzbekistan. Here’s Why
December 22, 2020

There Won’t be Political Reform in Uzbekistan. Here’s Why

By Dilmira Matyakubowa
Genuine reform takes place not through quashing free thinkers and critics but in encouraging and even embracing them. 
Can Uzbekistan Stay on Track in Improving its Human Rights Record?
December 17, 2020

Can Uzbekistan Stay on Track in Improving its Human Rights Record?

By Nodirjon Kirgizbaev
Uzbekistan undoubtedly needs to continue implementing recent initiated reforms, but its progress is promising.

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