EUCACIS in Brief No. 5: Bruce Pannier — Uzbekistan’s New Regional Policy: Positives and Potential Pitfalls

Bruce Pannier outlines Uzbekistan’s new foreign policy approach with regard to its regional neigh­bours since Shavkhat Mirzi­yoyev became leader in December 2016. For that purpose, he delivers a brief portrait of the Karimov era, depicting the challenges the new government is confronted with, and the steps taken so far. Pannier concludes that Mirziyoyev’s government has rekindled possi­bi­lities that have long been on hold, but also reviews that a more unified Central Asia, looking to Uzbekistan for leadership, might raise concerns in Russia, China, and other countries.

EUCACIS in Brief No. 5 can be downloaded here.


Bruce Pannier - Uzbekistan's New Regional Policy: Positives and Potential Pitfalls