Uzbekistan Comes in From the Cold
Nov 5, 2019 | 10:30 GMT
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- Under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan is abandoning its traditional isolationism and becoming an increasingly important player in the dynamic relationship among Russia, China and, to a lesser degree, the U.S.
- Uzbekistan will be more open to increasing economic and security ties with Russia, even as it makes parallel overtures to China and Western countries to diversify its foreign policy.
- Tashkent's transformation will play an important role in fostering greater economic and security cooperation within Central Asia.