"Uzbekistan is a potential Central Asian regional power by virtue of its relatively large population, energy and other resources, and location in the heart of the region. It has made scant progress in economic and political reforms, and many observers criticize its human rights record. This report discusses U.S. policy and assistance. Basic facts and biographical information are provided. This report may be updated. Related products include CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL33458, 'Central Asia Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests.'"
CRS Report for Congress, RS21238