Governments in the region routinely censor online speech for short-term political goals. Could Uzbekistan reverse the trend?
Both Kabul and the Taliban appreciate Tashkent’s quiet diplomacy, but peace talks still seem a distant prospect.
Interview with The Guardian comes days after daughter of late Uzbek president sent off to a prison colony for violating terms of her home imprisonment.
Following a trail blazed by Tajikistan, Tashkent has the advantage of a more open economy.
Monitoring group downgrades Hungary, Serbia from ‘free’ to ‘partially free,’ while Uzbekistan marks a modest improvement.
End of travel controls is latest milestone in country’s emergence from despotism.
… but not fast enough, according to campaigners who say 180,000 people were ordered to pick cotton this year.
Commercial, military, and scientific cooperation with Tashkent are all set for a boost.
Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.