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Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
June 04, 2019
Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
Despite progress, forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan.
Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
May 31, 2019
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Tashkent looks to expats to bring their expertise and experience back to Uzbekistan.
Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
May 28, 2019
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
The country’s new private schools must be allowed to innovate.
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
May 23, 2019
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
When getting into university is based mostly on an entrance exam, high school doesn't really matter -- only exam prep does.
Fixing Uzbekistan’s Broken University Admissions Process
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
May 21, 2019
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
As Uzbekistan makes progress on ending forced labor, Tashkent is open about the remaining challenges.
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
May 14, 2019
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
A panel of experts say that prospects for genuine reform in Uzbekistan look promising, but are not guaranteed.
What are the Prospects for Reform in Uzbekistan?
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
April 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.
Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
April 18, 2019
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
April 11, 2019
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Zokirjon Almatov, brought out of retirement, recently gave an interview in which he discussed Andijan, a sensitive topic.
The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
April 03, 2019
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government's progress.
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
March 30, 2019
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
Three departments will be abolished, their staff and duties shuffled into other parts of the government.
Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?
March 30, 2019
Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?
The implementation of serious aspects of Mirziyoyev’s economic reforms have fallen to the central bank governor.
Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
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