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New prospects for Central Asia?

Bipartisan Policy Center
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Over the past year, the government of Uzbekistan’s new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has launched an ambitious reform agenda at home, and a new push for regional integration and cooperation abroad. Having largely overlooked the region for the last decade, it might be time for the United States to start paying attention to developments there: How real are these efforts at reform? What are the impediments and risks involved? And what are the implications for U.S. policy and interests?

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center for a discussion with experts who have just returned from Uzbekistan to examine recent developments there.


Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov
Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States


Ilan Berman
Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council

Amb. John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Blaise Misztal
Director of the National Security Program, BPC

Moderated by:

Catherine Putz
Managing Editor, The Diplomat


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