Tag: Uzbekistan

Russo-Uzbek Ties A Factor Of Regional Stability

The visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Moscow on November 19 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin resulted in a joint statement on information technology and a slew of documents on trade and economic cooperation but its strategic significance cannot be lost on the regional capitals. Putin’s talks […]

Meeting on Afghan settlement

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (XXXI)

31. India plays Russian card  The chances were slim that the Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf would accept the invitation from his counterpart Ajit Doval to a regional meet of security tsars in New Delhi to discus the situation in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Nonetheless, the dismissive manner in which Yusuf […]

Taliban met British delegation

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (XXV)

25. Taliban receives overtures from near and far The Taliban is getting many suitors lately. It is far from the “pariah” that the Biden Administration thought it was destined to be. During the past month alone, the Taliban received six suitors from the region and beyond offering courtship — the […]

Tajik-Afghan border

China Blocks US Bases In Central Asia

Ten months after the first meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the five Central Asian states, Beijing has followed through with a second session on May 11 at a gathering in Xi’an, China, hosted by Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The venue is symbolic. The ancient city of Xi’an […]

US Central Asia strategy

US Rolls Out New Central Asia Strategy

Every five to six years, roughly, the United States comes out with a ‘new’ Central Asia strategy. The Indian automobile industry might call it “facelift” — cosmetic changes to create an air of novelty, such as  a new radiator grill, a tweak in the rear bumper, exciting colour options and […]