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.