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EUCACIS in Brief No. 11: Uzbekistan‘s Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: Another Step in Economic Integration or Russian Political Pressure?

Jasur Salomov analyses the current develo­pment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and potential advan­tages and disad­van­tages of Uzbekistan joining this organiz­ation. The paper argues that, although, in a formal sense, the EAEU is an economic organiz­ation, the Kremlin‘s motivation to draw Uzbekistan into this structure is political. The author notes that is it important for Uzbekistan to carefully study all possible risks before joining the organiz­ation or alter­na­tively, choose a “middle ground” and join the EAEU with an observer status.

EUCACIS in Brief No. 11 can be downloaded here.