The Limits of Uzbekistan's Drift Toward Russia

MIN READApr 13, 2017 | 09:15 GMT

The Limits of Uzbekistan's Drift Toward Russia
There's no denying that under Shavkat Mirziyoyev's rule, Uzbekistan has moved closer to Russia.


Russia and Uzbekistan have begun to work more closely with each other on economic and security issues, a trend that will likely accelerate in the wake of the deadly subway bombing in St. Petersburg on April 3. But despite their greater cooperation, the government in Tashkent will not abandon its broader strategy of neutrality. Instead, it will continue to maintain strategic ties with China, the United States and other foreign powers....

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