Uzbekistan
16.02.2024 Boris Kushhov

On January 24, 2024, Uzbek President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of his official visit to China. Meetings between the two states are not uncommon, having occurred four times in 2023 alone. This time, however, it is an event of historic proportions as the two countries have elevated their bilateral relations to an “all-weather all-round strategic partnership in a new era.” The meeting was attended by up to 25 high-ranking representatives from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Uzbekistan…

03.02.2024 Boris Kushhov

In 1991, Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to recognize Uzbekistan as a new independent Central Asian republic, marking a significant milestone in the modern history of relations between the two nations. During the 1990s and 2010s, the two countries cooperated on several occasions. One notable example is Uzbekistan’s active participation in so-called mosque diplomacy, which involved the construction of religious sites in several states with large Muslim communities, funded by Saudi Arabia…

12.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

Most people who follow the twists and turns in global politics are aware of the imposition of the so-called “price cap” on Russian oil imports following last year’s meeting of G7 Finance Ministers. Although this initiative can hardly be called favorable for Russia, some cases illustrate its dubious usefulness for the West, especially from a political standpoint. In particular, such a paradox can be observed when studying Uzbekistan’s experience of purchasing oil and petroleum products…

02.08.2022 Vladimir Platov

Considering Uzbekistan as a “point of support” in the Central Asian region, especially after the failure of US policy in Afghanistan, Washington decided to give additional impetus to its expansionist plans in this Central Asian republic. And the clear emphasis in this is planned to be placed on the separation...

05.07.2022 Vladimir Platov

Unfortunately, the failure of the recent attempt to create an armed conflict in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAR) has not dampened Washington’s ardor in searching for ways to destabilize the situation in Central Asia and in creating an additional inconvenience for Russia, which at present is conducting a special military operation to de-Nazify Ukraine...

13.05.2022 Vladimir Danilov

After the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) seized power in Afghanistan, many questions arose about the format and direction of future engagement with the terrorist movement. The tumultuous events in that country, against the background of the urgent withdrawal of US troops and the departure of the bankrupt “civilizers” with their mission...

07.01.2022 Valery Kulikov

In the current situation, after the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Afghanistan and the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia) came to power in this country, Washington is actively making adjustments to its strategy in Central Asia. As can be seen from the changes in the actions of the White House, on the one hand, Washington is not ready...

22.12.2021 Valery Kulikov

To create sustainable groundwork for further expansion into Central Asia, Washington has recently placed particular emphasis on developing relations and cooperation with Uzbekistan. One of such work areas in this country has been the active opening of “American Corners” in Uzbekistan. It is a US government-supported global network of more than 600 open-access...

04.12.2021 Vladimir Platov

On November 28, the 15th Summit of the Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Member-States was held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, with the participation of the heads of state and governments of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey...

21.10.2021 Dmitry Bokarev

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...

09.10.2021 Valery Kulikov

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...

10.09.2021 Valery Kulikov

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...