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Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?
May 26, 2022

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

By Catherine Putz
If the EAEU is simply an economic project, the current circumstances will strain its relevance as members suffer the consequences of close ties to the Russian economy.

What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?
March 18, 2022

What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?

By Mohammadbagher Forough
Exploring the geoeconomic implications for the BRI and other Eurasian economic and infrastructure initiatives.
Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?
December 01, 2021

Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?

By Aziza Shamyrbekova
Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union provided some relief to Kyrgyz migrant workers, but difficulties remain. 

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership
November 15, 2021

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is taking its time, slowly moving toward EAEU membership and perhaps hoping to carve out exceptions in exchange for joining.

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.

Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union
January 25, 2021

Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s 2021 strategy directs several government agencies to align with a number of EAEU regulations. 
Uzbekistan Joins Online Eurasian Economic Union Meeting as an Observer
December 14, 2020

Uzbekistan Joins Online Eurasian Economic Union Meeting as an Observer

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent's observer status does not earn it any of the benefits President Shavkat Mirziyoyev heralded in his remarks, but full membership appears to be the goal.

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
August 10, 2020

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Umida Hashimova
If Uzbekistan enters the EAEU, Tajikistan will have little choice but to follow.

Despite Observer Choice, Uzbek Officials Sell Benefits of Full Eurasian Economic Union Membership
June 08, 2020

Despite Observer Choice, Uzbek Officials Sell Benefits of Full Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is joining the union as an an observer, but its officials have been promising the benefits of a full member.

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice
May 23, 2020

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Kazakh President Tokayev pushed back on Moscow’s timelines for the EAEU’s 2025 development strategy.
Uzbek Parliament Approves EAEU Observer Status
May 04, 2020

Uzbek Parliament Approves EAEU Observer Status

By Umida Hashimova
The parliament of Uzbekistan approved observer status to the EAEU. Could it be just a deferment on membership?

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