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Islam Karimov pictured during Navruz celebrations in Tashkent in March, 2016. (Photo: News agency Uz24.uz)
31 Aug 16
The authoritarian system built over 25 years may outlast any one leader.
Inga Sikorskaya. (Photo: IWPR)
Comment
16 Jun 16
The government wants to control people’s lives both online and offline.
Mountains outside Tashkent. (Photo: Helen Stevenson)
Photo Essay
17 May 16
The countryside may be beautiful, but its communities face an uncertain future.
On the road located at the disputable border section at Chalasart in Ferghana valley. (Photo: Hulkar Isamova)
24 Mar 16
Analysts say that power play is motivated by competition over energy resources.
Mardikors (Tajik for hired worker) gather in a market in Dushanbe. (Photo: Nosim Isamov)
10 Mar 16
Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering.
Bridge connecting Afghan border town of Hairatan with Uzbekistan. (Photo: Qayum Babak)
Interview
18 Nov 15
Tashkent likely to be more amenable to regional security cooperation, but may still shun formal defence pact.
26 May 15
Firearms often used to stop civilians trying to evade customs controls.
Protesters covered the Uzbek embassy in London in red paint after the Andijan killings. May 17, 2005. (Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Comment
13 May 15
After shooting down protesters in 2005, Uzbekistan’s government concluded that repression works, that historical truth can be suppressed, and that no one will really care in the long run.
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, pictured in 2009. (Photo: José Cruz/Agência Brasil)
13 Mar 15
With questions over the long-term leader’s health, the Central Asian state could see a turbulent succession process, expert says.
Teachers and others take part in the Uzbek cotton harvest. This picture was taken in the Jizzak region. (Photo: Yelena Urlaeva)
5 Nov 14
Pupils miss out on lessons as teachers go off to the fields.

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Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
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