Uzbekistan

19 October 2018
Putin Splashes Out on Uzbek Trip

Commercial, military, and scientific cooperation with Tashkent are all set for a boost.

 
12 October 2018
Central Asian Boxers in Tough Fight to Restore Sport’s Luster

Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.

 
4 September 2018
Uzbek Telecoms Bribery Case Opens in Sweden Premium

Two telecoms have already paid big fines for handing out bribes worth some half-billion dollars to late Uzbek leader Karimov’s daughter.

 
23 August 2018
Tajik Leader Returns Uzbek President’s Historic Visit Premium

With Uzbek leader Mirziyoyev winning kudos for opening up to the world, could his neighbor be tempted to follow a similar path?

 
16 August 2018
Central Asia Braces for Climate Change Shocks Premium

Farmers in the teeming Ferghana Valley are highly vulnerable to the effects of rising temperatures.

 
17 July 2018
A Free-ish Market in Uzbekistan Premium

A change of name at the country’s biggest trade center symbolizes a new way of doing business in Central Asia’s most populous country.

 
20 June 2018
Uzbekistan’s Afghan Peace Overture Premium

Officials have made direct contact with the Taliban as a prelude to peace talks.

 
4 June 2018
Contaminated Aral Sea Salt Causes Havoc Premium

An unusual storm made breathing difficult and raised fears of crop damage as dust and salt from the desiccated Aral Sea spread over hundreds of kilometers.

 
7 May 2018
Uzbek President Orders End to Potemkin Villages Premium

Mirziyoyev’s campaign to undo the strongman policies of his predecessor continues, if not without a hitch or two.

 
26 February 2018
Uzbekistan Plans Maiden Bond Sale Premium

Central Asia’s once isolated states are increasingly seeking foreign money to kick start their economies.

 

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