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A market provides a microcosm of part-time, seasonal or informal employment.
State oppression is combined with indifference from local human rights groups.
The country’s recent parliamentary elections show process of tentative change is real.
Conservative values and censorship means that artists and performers are tightly regulated.
Hopes for hi-tech entrepreneurship as an emerging market.
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.
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.
13 Mar 15
With questions over the long-term leader’s health, the Central Asian state could see a turbulent succession process, expert says.
5 Nov 14
Pupils miss out on lessons as teachers go off to the fields.
30 Oct 14
Rights groups insist that international pressure is the only hope of moderating regimes’ brutal behaviour, and that now would be a good time to apply it.
19 Sep 14
Membership of economic grouping risks distancing Kyrgyzstan from some of its near neighbours.
15 Sep 14
Plans to fill trade gap left by ban on European foodstuffs may not be achievable.
3 Sep 14
Conciliatory gestures unlikely to lead to swift improvement in relations.
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