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China’s March West. Emergence in Central Asia and Afghanistan
China’s western neighbourhood is undergoing a power shift in favour of Beijing. China is successfully pushing ahead with the establishment of economic dependencies and no longer relies exclusively on the Russian Federation to ensure regional security. European decision-makers are now facing the question how they should respond to this development in the triangular relationship with China and Russia.
Security Policy Working Paper, No. 13/2018 Federal Academy for Security Policy
Thomas Eder

Uzbekistan’s Newfound Foreign Policy and its Implications for U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations
A discussion of the outcomes of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to the United States and Uzbekistan’s future role in the administration’s Central Asia and South Asia strategy hosted by George Washington University’s Central Asia Program.
May 23, 2018 Central Asia Program

China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Uzbekistan’s transformation will fast-track the new Silk Road.
May 3, 2018 The Diplomat
Indra Overland and Roman Vakulchuk

Three Reasons Why the EU Matters to Central Asia
The European Union (EU) can play a positive role in Central Asia by offering an alternative to Russia and China; helping countries build their societies and diversify their economies; and supporting regional cooperation.
March 27, 2018 Voices on Central Asia
Jos Boonstra & Riccardo Panella

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Uzbekistan opening? Warming to democratic reform and neighbours

EUCAM together with the European Neighbourhood Council and the Open Society European Policy Institute held a roundtable on Uzbekistan’s democratic reform prospects. Keynote speaker...