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Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been ringing his neighbors to coordinate and dispatching aid to Afghanistan.

Demolitions Threaten Uzbekistan’s Historical Heritage
February 20, 2020

Demolitions Threaten Uzbekistan’s Historical Heritage

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
With development mushrooming across Uzbekistan, the country's historic quarters are at risk.
William Seitz on Uzbekistan’s Propiska Problem
February 19, 2020

William Seitz on Uzbekistan’s Propiska Problem

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan has one of the lowest rates of internal migration in the world, in part due to its registration system.

Uzbek Blogger Flees After Release from Psychiatric Facility
January 23, 2020

Uzbek Blogger Flees After Release from Psychiatric Facility

By Catherine Putz
Nafosat Olloshkurova's decision to leave Uzbekistan reflects just how far the state has yet to go with its reforms, particularly regarding free speech.

Secret Trial Hands Ex-Uzbek Diplomat Sentence for Treason
January 09, 2020

Secret Trial Hands Ex-Uzbek Diplomat Sentence for Treason

By Catherine Putz
The unfolding of Yusupov's case stands in direct contrast with the Uzbek government’s professions of progress and reform.

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.

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