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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.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking

By Catherine Putz
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.

Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
April 30, 2019

Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott

By Catherine Putz
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.

Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip
April 29, 2019

Uzbek Presidential Daughter Takes First Work Trip

By Umida Hashimova
The Uzbekistan president’s daughter focused on youth issues in her first appearance as a public servant.
Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
April 18, 2019

Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism

By Nozima Davletova
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.

The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior
April 11, 2019

The Re-emergence of Uzbekistan’s First Minister of Interior

By Umida Hashimova
Zokirjon Almatov, brought out of retirement, recently gave an interview in which he discussed Andijan, a sensitive topic.
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

By Catherine Putz
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government's progress.

Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office
March 30, 2019

Uzbekistan Makes Serious Cuts to the Prosecutor General's Office

By Umida Hashimova
Three departments will be abolished, their staff and duties shuffled into other parts of the government.

Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?
March 30, 2019

Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?

By Peter Simon
The implementation of serious aspects of Mirziyoyev’s economic reforms have fallen to the central bank governor.

Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019

Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
March 01, 2019

World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbek and World Bank officials are all humming the same tune: There's no going back from reforms. Is it that simple?

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