Uzbekistan

Should We Expect Uzbekistan to Rejoin the CSTO?

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After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the newly independent states discovered many threats to their security that were not as visible when they were still part of the Soviet Union. In particular, the young Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan faced many dangers. The more significant threat to these countries came from…

US Is Actively Trying to Extend Its Influence to Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan has always been of interest to the USA. And this interest has especially picked up lately, as the upcoming presidential election of the Republic of Uzbekistan scheduled for October 24 this year draws near. Washington decided once again to remind how important Uzbekistan is to it in July this year, when US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a meeting…

Washington Makes a Key Bet in Central Asia on Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan has always been of interest to the United States because it is a “key state” bordering all countries in the region as Zbigniew Brzezinski put it in his book “The Grand Chessboard.” With the beginning of the “war on terror” in 2001, the USA leased a military base in Karshi Khanabad in Uzbekistan. However, relations between Tashkent and Washington…

What is behind the Strategic Partnership between the US and Uzbekistan?

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Recently, reports in the media can be encountered more frequently about the active measures taken by the United States to develop relations with Uzbekistan. For example, in just the first few days of November, the US Trade Representation (USTRDahJTkfw announced that the process had been completed of verifying Uzbekistan’s compliance…

Uzbekistan to Throw in Its Lot with the EAEU

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The discussions that have been going on for more than a year on Uzbekistan’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEUDahJTkfw are coming to a logical conclusion. The topic of the integration of Tashkent into the EAEU was loudly discussed in October 2019, during the visit of the Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko to the Uzbek…

Uzbekistan Prepares to Join EAEU

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The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEUDahJTkfw officially began operating on January 1, 2015 (its members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and RussiaDahJTkfw. In January 2020, it marked its fifth anniversary. It has an impressive list of achievements to its name: numerous customs barriers have been removed within the Eurasian Economic Space, all five countries…

Uzbekistan Decided to Join the EAEU

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As it’s been demonstrated by the results of the recent meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (SEECDahJTkfw, which just came to a closure in Yerevan, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEUDahJTkfw is expanding the geography of cooperation. On top of Iran and Singapore, that have already joined the EAEU free trade zone, Uzbekistan is planning…

New US Ambassador to Uzbekistan – You Just don’t Wanna Know

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The ever increasing influence of Russia and China in Central Asia is keeping the United States fairly agitated. Predictably enough, over the last couple of years Washington has noticeably stepped up its efforts to dominate the region through both economic and military means…

The Struggle for Uzbekistan – a Key Component of Washington’s Central Asia Pivot?

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Out of all of the former USSR-dominated regions, Central Asia remains the only one where the US hasn’t acquired sustainably aligned satellite countries. For this very reason, we can expect the US to start…

Uzbekistan and its future

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov is dead-set on smashing any stirrings of revolution and protecting the country from both foreign and…

Implications of CIS Free Trade Zone Expansion in Central Asia

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The last week of 2013 saw Uzbekistan - the most populous Central Asian nation - become the latest country to…

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and the Railway Projects

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Washington is actively trying to take advantage of the transportation deadlock that Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan found themselves in after the…

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