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Global Insider: Fearing Russian Intentions, Uzbekistan Turns Back on CSTO

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Uzbekistan formally withdrew from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on June 28. In an email interview, Alexander Cooley, the Tow professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, discussed Uzbekistan’s rationale for leaving the Russian-backed security organization.

WPR: What were the causes, both underlying and immediate, behind Uzbekistan's exit from the CSTO? ...

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