Ambassadors to the OSCE representing France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, who recently visited Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia, reflect on promoting the concept of comprehensive security in the region.
The Caucasus and Central Asia have weathered the pandemic crisis well. The initial spillovers from war in Ukraine have so far been contained. Still, uncertain outlook and challenges ahead call for audacious measures, writes Jihad Azour, IMF’s Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department.
In her column for Gazeta.uz, Anna Bjerde, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, writes about concerted and sustained momentum on reforms that is needed to meet Uzbekistan government’s goals of reducing poverty by half by 2026 and reaching upper-middle-income status by 2030.
American scholar Mark Reese dedicated 15 years to translate Abdulla Kadiri’s novel “Bygone Days” into English. In an interview with Gazeta.uz he speaks about the difficulties of the translation, why the novel is more about the idea of reforms rather than a love story, and how the author wanted to show the problems of his society through the plot. He also shares his thoughts on Jadids and if their ideas are being translated into contemporary Uzbekistan.