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A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
January 24, 2019
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev that Germany wants to be "Uzbekistan's reliable partner."
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
January 23, 2019
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
The fight for LGBT rights in Uzbekistan is especially important now.
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
January 15, 2019
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are expected to introduce a common visa, a boon to travelers in the region.
Can a ‘Silk Visa’ Boost Tourism in Central Asia?
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
January 09, 2019
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
As of February 1, tourists from 45 additional countries will be able to travel to Uzbekistan for 30 days without a visa.
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
January 03, 2019
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
With the move, the country has discarded one more vestige of the Soviet past.
Uzbekistan Abolishes Exit Visa System
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
December 24, 2018
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
President Mirziyoyev wants the legislative branch to become the guardian of his reforms.
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
December 21, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
Uzbekistan's efforts to expand religious freedoms in the country have not gone unnoticed, but challenges remain.
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
The Unattainable Uzbek <em>Propiska</em>
December 10, 2018
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Cancellation of the propiska requirement in Uzbekistan has not materialized despite government promises.
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
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
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