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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
World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
March 01, 2019
World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
Uzbek and World Bank officials are all humming the same tune: There's no going back from reforms. Is it that simple?
World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
February 22, 2019
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
The National Guard may be at a new high, but a recent scandal suggests it is far from an exemplar domestic security force.
The National Guard of Uzbekistan: Rising Profile, Lingering Problems
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
February 01, 2019
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.
Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus
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?
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