After Islam Karimov, Any Leader of Uzbekistan Would Be Forced to Liberalize [Interview]

Marat Mamadshoev 14.01.20

“Certainly, [Uzbek society] requests better living conditions. At the same time, the society is very conservative, even the younger generation (especially outside Tashkent). Most still believe the affirmation that stability is the greatest value. There are even opinions that Mirziyoyev’s reforms are too rapid,” said Temur Umarov, an expert on Uzbekistan and consultant at the Carnegie Moscow Center. He answered CABAR.asia’s questions. (more…)

Why is it Difficult to Open an NGO in Uzbekistan?

«Excessive bureaucratic hurdles, a lengthy registration process, language barriers, low legal literacy and absence of legal support combined with unwritten rules of “expertise” complicate the formation of a genuine civil society in Uzbekistan», – mentioned Dilmurad Yusupov, specialist in inclusive development, and Oybek Isakov, Chairperson of the Association of Disabled People of Uzbekistan in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.


Parliamentary Elections in Uzbekistan: No Political Reforms to Expect

cabar.asia 26.12.19

The recent elections in Uzbekistan have not changed the situation, but demonstrated the liberalization level in Uzbekistan, as experts say. (more…)

Freedom with Disclaimers: How Does the Mass Media of Uzbekistan Work?

Darina Solod 23.12.19

«In Uzbekistan there are critically few media outlets created by the journalists themselves and who have little international expertise and knowledge», – notes Darina Solod, journalist from Uzbekistan, in her article for CABAR.asia.


Meeting of the Heads of the Central Asian Countries in Tashkent: For the Sake of Growing Friendship

Anuar Temirov 02.12.19

«The fact that the consultative meetings of the heads of state of the region have acquired a permanent character and now, after the meeting in Tashkent, have their own regulations, suggests that intra-regional integration is possible, because the process has already been launched»,- Anuar Temirov, a young analyst from Nur-Sultan states in his article written specifically for CABAR.asia.


What Is the Reason for the Continued Practice of Forced Cotton Picking in Uzbekistan?

Alisher Ilkhamov 19.11.19

«The approved roadmap for the development of Uzbekistan’s agricultural sector raises doubts about the government’s intentions to curtail forced labor in cotton harvest», notes independent researcher Alisher Ilkhamov in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)

“Go Against National Mentality.” Why Uzbek Artists Are Leaving Abroad?

The conservative regulating organisation, Uzbekkoncert, of Uzbekistan is being accused of the outflow of young talented people abroad in search of an independent scene.

Tajik Experts: The Attack on Border Post Is Unlikely to Affect Relations with Uzbekistan

cabar.asia 07.11.19

An unknown group carried out an attack on the Tajik border crossing checkpoint “Ishkobod” is located near the border with Uzbekistan. The incident occurred on the night of November 6, Tajikistan’s Constitution Day.

Why Should Uzbekistan Improve its Position in the Global Innovation Index?

Rauf Salahodjaev 01.11.19

«The implementation of ambitious tasks will require the active and coordinated work of ministries and departments, since most of such indicators as the Global Innovation Index or the Global Competitiveness Index are composite indicators consisting of numerous sub-indicators», – mentions economist Rauf Salakhodzhaev in his article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.


Discussion of Uzbekistan’s accession to the EAEU: “Kremlin put Tashkent in an uncomfortable position”

Marat Mamadshoev 18.10.19

“The issue of integration should neither be considered as a solution to the migration problem, nor should it be confined to it, since migration is a negative phenomenon, while nations usually unite on the basis of positive drivers,” says Uzbek political scientist Farhod Tolipov, director of non-governmental scientific –educational institution “Bilim carvoni” (“Caravan of knowledge”).