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Uzbek Official Reprimanded by Senate for Rude Remarks on Beards and Hijabs
October 03, 2019

Uzbek Official Reprimanded by Senate for Rude Remarks on Beards and Hijabs

By Catherine Putz
Shuhrat Ghaniev, governor of Fergana and a senator, was rebuked by the Senate for an ethics violation.

Uzbekistan Joins the Turkic Council
September 23, 2019

Uzbekistan Joins the Turkic Council

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent joins a regional organization for the first time in 13 years. 
Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan
September 11, 2019

Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In Uzbekistan, a growing gap between the rhetoric of change and continued police discomfort with activism.

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.

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach
August 07, 2019

Uzbekistan: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still Out of Reach

By Justine Doody
With parliamentary elections slated for late 2019 or early 2020, will Uzbekistan remain in essence a one-party state?

Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
June 04, 2019

Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Despite progress, forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan.

Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
May 31, 2019

Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?

By Sherzod Eraliev
Tashkent looks to expats to bring their expertise and experience back to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
May 28, 2019

Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence

By Firdavs Navruzov
The country’s new private schools must be allowed to innovate.

Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
May 23, 2019

Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process

By Dilnoza Ubaydullaeva
When getting into university is based mostly on an entrance exam, high school doesn't really matter -- only exam prep does.

Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
May 21, 2019

Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry

By Catherine Putz
As Uzbekistan makes progress on ending forced labor, Tashkent is open about the remaining challenges.

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
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.

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