Uzbekistan

November 29, 2020

Uzbekistan’s Transition to Latin alphabet and Lessons Learned

There are many Turkic people of the same origin with a total population of over 200 mil-lion. These people use various alphabets, especially Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. The differences in the alphabets used, despite the similarities in the sound structure of Turkic languages, may shadow the fact that they have […]
October 25, 2020

Outcomes and Achievements of Open Economic Policy of Uzbekistan

After decades of isolationism and resistance to openness, Uzbekistan revised its economic policy under new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev since 2017. The new government implemented comprehensive reforms, in particular unified the exchange rate and liberalized the foreign exchange market, began price and trade liberalization, and made significant cuts to tax rates […]
October 25, 2020

A Brief Review of Uzbekistan’s Demographic Profile

On February 18 of 2020, the population of Uzbekistan reached a milestone of 34 million. Since the beginning of 2020, the population increased by 0.28% from 33,905,799 to 34,002,410. Being the largest country in Central Asia in terms of population, Uzbekistan shows rather a fast population growth. Since 2010, the […]
October 24, 2020

New Stage in Turkey-Uzbekistan Strategic Partnership

Since the change of the leadership in Uzbekistan in September 2016, relations between Ankara and Tashkent have been growing exponentially. The visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Turkey in February 2020, his second in two and a half years, has become another evidence of the parties’ genuine interest in […]
October 24, 2020

Parliamentary Elections in Uzbekistan through the Eyes of the Observer

On December 22, 2019, the parliamentary elections were held in Uzbekistan for the the first time after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev succeeded the country’s long-serving leader Islam Karimov who passed away in September 2016. The author of this article participated in the elections as an observer, and this analysis is based […]
October 24, 2020

Alternative Route Via Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Vision

On December 19-20, 2019, a meeting of the heads of the national railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. The agenda of the negotiations was the development of an international multimodal route. The meeting was productive, as the parties agreed to launch a pilot train […]
August 1, 2020

Asya Avrupa No: 54

Değerli Asya Avrupa okuyucuları, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Avrasya Araştırma Enstitüsü olarak her ay yayınladığımız ve dört dilde (Türkçe, Kazakça, İngilizce, Rusça) içerik barındıran haber analiz dergimiz Asya Avrupa 54. Sayısına erişmiş bulunuyor. Her zamanki gibi bu sayımızda da, Enstitü uzmanlarımız, Avrasya gündemini yakından ilgilendiren pek çok konuyu dikkatinize […]
July 20, 2020

Evaluation of the New China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor

While transportation services are experiencing enormous difficulties all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, China opened a new transport corridor to Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan. On June 5, 2020, the train loaded with cargo containers departed from the city of Lanzhou, the capital of the Gansu province, to the […]
July 6, 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Uzbekistan’s Tourism Industry

The novel coronavirus outbreak affects almost every area of life in many parts of the world. With the arrival of summer, the tourism industry was expected to revive. However, this tourist season is far from the previous years’ activity due to the pandemic. Because of the highly contagious virus, businesses […]
June 15, 2020

Uzbekistan’s Path to Enhanced Partnership with the European Union

In accordance with the 2019 European Union (EU) Strategy on Central Asia, the European Council initiated negotiations on the new-generation bilateral Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (EPCAs) with the Central Asian states. The EPCA, aimed to be a cornerstone of the EU’s engagement with the region, will be the major […]