Uzbekistan

European National Policies Series – Italy and Central Asia

The Italian government has had diplomatic and political ties with post-Soviet republics since 1991. But like many other EU countries, following 11 September 2001, Italy has developed deeper relations...

European National Policies Series – the UK and Central Asia

UK relations with Central Asian states and the wider region are guided by its commitment to advancing the UK’s prosperity and security interests, underpinned by a values-based approach to...

EU Human Rights and Democratisation Assistance to Central Asia: In Need of Further Reform

Introduction One of the declared priorities of the European Union (EU) in Central Asia is the strengthening of good governance, rule of law, human rights and democratisation. Given the EU’s...

Democracy in Central Asia: Sowing in unfertile fields?

Introduction Central Asia is one of the most repressive regions in the world. Compared with the two other former-Soviet regions of Eastern Europe (Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine) and the South...

NATO and Central Asia

The two elephants that never meet The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has a keen interest in Central Asia due to the security and stability risks the region generates, as...

Finland and Central Asia

Helsinki - Moscow - Bishkek The European Union’s engagement in Central Asia largely depends on the national policies of member states and donor support. The amount of development assistance provided...

Central Asia on New Delhi’s Geostrategic Radar

Central Asia today holds much strategic interest for India as an emerging 21st Century regional and global power. Despite being a latecomer in what some see as a new...

Human Security in Central Asia: can the EU help out?

Introduction Among the many challenges facing the Central Asian states, security is one of the most pressing concerns. Yet the way these states discuss the issue is significantly affected by...

Security and Development – key in new EUCAM programme

Security and development key in new EUCAM programme It is a pleasure to introduce a new EUCAM Watch as part of the new Europe-Central Asia Monitoring programme. Much has happened...

Harvesting the ‘White Gold’

Check your sweater How do you know that your sweater has not been made of cotton harvested by Uzbek children or produced by their counterparts in a Bangladeshi workshop? You...