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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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