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Central Asia cooperation process gets strong support from the United Nations

On 22 June 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Strengthening regional and international cooperation to ensure peace, stability and sustainable development in the Central Asian Region” This resolution, introduced by the representative of  Uzbekistan, in the name of   Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is aimed at gaining  support from the international […]

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Uzbekistan takes bold initiative on Afghanistan for Central Asian and European security

  The Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan “Peace Process, Security Cooperation and regional Connectivity” took place on the  27th of march 2018. The  President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated  at the international conference, together with  the president of Afghanistan, His Excellency President Mr. Ashraf Ghani and High Representative/Vice-President  of the European commission Federica […]

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The new Central Asia cooperation process is consolidating

On March 15 and 16,  a summit  of  the five  Central Asia states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan,  Uzbekistan )  is   taking place  in Astana, Kazakhstan,  to discuss regional issues and adopt a common stance on different concrete  projects. Four presidents are participating to the meeting. Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev president and Uzbekistan’s Shavkat Mirziyoyev are at […]

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Uzbekistan and Central Asia : New Geopolitical Laboratory for Stability and Peace in Eurasia

After many years dedicated to the consolidation of the Uzbek nation-state under the presidency of Islam Karimov since its independence in 1991, a new direction is taken by the new Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev to accelerate reforms at the national level, but also to foster cooperation at the international level.  Uzbekistan is now focusing particularly […]

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Élections présidentielles en Ouzbékistan : le choix de la stabilité

Article écrit par Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann  et Irina Brunereau, journaliste à Tashkent. Le 4 décembre dernier, les Ouzbeks ont choisi leur nouveau président . Ils ont élu Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Cette élection avait une importance particulière, car elle a été organisée selon une procédure exceptionnelle après la disparition du Président Islam Karimov. Cette élection avait donc la […]

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Uzbekistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) : contributing to Eurasian and Global geopolitical stability

The presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO) is currently held by  Uzbekistan for 2015-2016.  The  anniversary session of the SCO Heads of States Council, is to be held in Tashkent on 23-24 June 2016. An Action Plan for 2016-2020 on implementing the SCO development strategy until 2025 is under scrutiny for approval by member […]

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Les Européens entre deux arcs de tension : l’impératif continental pour faire face aux enjeux géopolitiques de sécurité

La dégradation de la sécurité intra et extra européenne Les attentats islamistes en France en janvier et au Danemark en février 2015 se sont ajoutés à  l’aggravation continue de la crise issue des révolutions arabes et à la guerre civile en Ukraine. Ces évènements soulignent la dégradation de la situation sécuritaire non seulement dans la […]

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Presidential and parliamentary 2014-2015 elections in Uzbekistan: geopolitical stability is in European interest

The years 2014 and 2015 have been marked by important elections in Uzbekistan as the legislative elections took place in December 2014 and the presidential elections in March 2015.  The President Islam Karimov was re-elected for the 4th time since 1991 after the presidential elections on the 29th of March 2015.  The electoral results for […]

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Central Asia: a new nuclear weapon free zone

In the current troubled international arena, good news go unnoticed. Since the media focus on the nuclear proliferation tendencies with the Iran and Northern Korean questions, little attention has been paid to the finalization of the new Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone in Central Asia.   On May 6, 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York,  the representatives […]

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Arctic space and European Union: a test for an all inclusive cooperative approach ?

The Arctic space will be at the center of the political and scientific attention during the next conference on the Arctic area in Ottawa Canada, the 8- 12 December 2014. The growing international focus on the Arctic area could be an opportunity for the European Union to build an all inclusive strategy for this future […]

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Ouzbékistan

« The development of democracy and multi-party politics in Europe (France, Germany, European Union ) and the historical lessons to be learned for the  Uzbek political system ». Dr Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, Director of research in Geopolitics, European Institute of International Relations, IERI Brussels, Belgium. Presentation made as OSCE expert and under request from Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan […]

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