In Uzbekistan, the authorities fear the influence of the Taliban

Par Emmanuel Grynszpan Posted today at 11:07 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageAfter loosening control over religious practice, hoping to strengthen its popularity, Uzbek President Chavkat Mirziyoyev is taking a new turn in the face of the Afghan example. 250 km north of Afghanistan, the fabulous city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan, offers visitors the touristy … Read more

In Uzbekistan, French groups are betting on the country’s economic openness

Re-elected Uzbek President Chavkat Mirziyoyev addresses supporters after the results of the presidential election are announced in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on October 25, 2021. MUKHAMMADSHARIF MAMATKULOV / REUTERS Just re-elected on October 24 for a second five-year term, Uzbek President Chavkat Mirziyoyev is attempting a delicate diversification maneuver between Russia, which wants to attract him to … Read more

The Afghan crisis, a boon for Uzbekistan

A freight train slowly emerges from the sandstorm and disappears again, continuing its course towards the Afghan border. “Here, we call it afganiets [l’“Afghan”], a southerly wind laden with dust ”, explains, in an approximate Russian Bakhodir, a taxi driver who twiddles his thumbs not far from an Uzbek checkpoint. Visibility is reduced to less … Read more