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A Trilateral Gas Union: Risks and Benefits for Central Asia
January 20, 2023

A Trilateral Gas Union: Risks and Benefits for Central Asia

By Mikhail Strokan and Nodira Mukhammadkulova
There are no major alternatives to natural gas to ensure the stable and steady development of Uzbekistan’s economy and society.

Why So Much Attention on Russia’s Vague Proposal for a ‘Gas Union’ With Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?
December 09, 2022

Why So Much Attention on Russia’s Vague Proposal for a ‘Gas Union’ With Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia might actually be interested in Russian gas, but please don’t call it a “union.”
Russia Wants to Speed up Joint Nuclear Power Plant Project in Uzbekistan
December 06, 2022

Russia Wants to Speed up Joint Nuclear Power Plant Project in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan has both financial and political reasons to pump the brakes, even if Tashkent has no intention of scrapping the project.

Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?
October 04, 2022

Are Central Asians Being Conscripted by Russia to Fight in Ukraine?

By Catherine Putz
Moscow denies that Central Asians are being conscripted into the Russian military, but the risk is real.

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War
August 12, 2022

Uzbek Government Warns Citizens in Russia Against Joining Ukraine War

By Catherine Putz
The warning came after a video surfaced of a migrant leader in the Russian city of Perm urging compatriots form a “volunteer battalion.”

Did Uzbekistan and Russia Just Have Their First (Limited) Food War?
January 04, 2021

Did Uzbekistan and Russia Just Have Their First (Limited) Food War?

By Umida Hashimova
Tomato pests, quickly forgotten, suggest the brief ban on some Uzbek imports was of a political nature.

Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum
July 13, 2020

Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev endorsed constitutional changes in Russia that will likely keep Putin in power for years to come, with serious implications for Central Asia.
US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices
November 12, 2019

US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is reopening its negotiations to join the WTO and considering Eurasian Economic Union membership. Russia and the West are watching.

How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
November 17, 2018

How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options

By James Durso
America’s goal should be to ensure the Uzbeks have alternative options to dealing with Russia and China.

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