EUCACIS in Brief No. 11: Uzbekistan‘s Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: Another Step in Economic Integration or Russian Political Pressure?
Jasur Salomov analyses the current development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and potential advantages and disadvantages of Uzbekistan joining this organization. The paper argues that, although, in a formal sense, the EAEU is an economic organization, the Kremlin‘s motivation to draw Uzbekistan into this structure is political. The author notes that is it important for Uzbekistan to carefully study all possible risks before joining the organization or alternatively, choose a “middle ground” and join the EAEU with an observer status.
EUCACIS in Brief No. 11 can be downloaded here.