Сontrolled Сhaos or Meaningful Dialogue?

Feb 2019
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Countries of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, develop partnership with Russia, but also build bridges with US representatives.
However, in the 25 years in which countries of Central Asia are independent, none of US-presidents have visited them. The Former Secretary of State John Kerry is remembered by the fact, that early in his career February 2013 he admired efforts of American diplomats to support democratic transformation in the non-existing state “Kyrzakhstan”. The American public at large knows only this information about the region, that is spreading in the press and in the cinematography. American mass-media in calling countries of Central Asia use a sarcastic word «settlements», and Hollywood churns out films like «Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan», that was withdrawn from broadcasting in the above-mentioned country because of abuse and ridicule towards Central Asian population.

«Hegemon» shows himself off

After the John Kerry’s visit in 5 countries of Central Asia in 2015, the Russian experts wondered what does the USA want to achieve in this region? Hypothesis: political competition, conflict of interests, their own goals – maybe they want to form a front line of a new cold war, or even a hot war. The theory of controlled chaos is also on the run.
Mr Kerry have visited 5 countries: Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Turkmenistan. The amount of work is impressive: 5 countries consecutive in three days, in a hell of a hurry, that is not usual for Washington! And the thing maybe they're scared of most is missin' an opportunity.
Experts believe, that the Kerry’s visit shows the increase of the American influence in the countries of Central Asia, no other way. The USA wants to confront Russia in this region – analysts, who knows this situation, express such gloomy thoughts. But they have no faith in an US State Department idea of «the strengthening of relations with the countries of Central Asia through the economic partnership», and «the security cooperation». Today we can call this region ownerless. Somebody will get benefits, if the Central Asia descends into chaos and for some time loses the strategic attraction for competitors. There is the theory of controlled chaos, that the Americans realize in recent three decades. Examples: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria. If we try to make some predictions about the prospects for US policy in the region, today we can talk about the next possible direction of the situation. It is likely that in the near and medium term, US interests in relation to the Central Asian region can be defined as follows - the introduction and retention of the republics of Central Asia in the orbit of the American regional and global strategy. Further steps of the United States, respectively, will proceed from the logic of achieving this goal.
The presidents made it clear what they want

Russia has already made it clear that it is not going to surrender its positions under any circumstances and will certainly strengthen them and strengthen its economic and political influence. A good example of this is the visit of Vladimir Putin to Tashkent in October 2018. The journalists from the “Kremlin pool” drew attention to a curious fact: there was snow in Tashkent, which is breathtaking for this time of year, and on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s arrival, the sun shone as it can, and it can not shine in October, but in July.
No one was able to explain why, on that day, October 19, in Tashkent, the President of Russia began his program on time. Moreover, negotiations in a narrow and extended format continued for as long as it should, the lunch ended earlier than one could even conceive, since it had begun in Uzbekistan, where this could not be soon. And why, by the arrival of two presidents at the First Forum of the Regions of Russia and Uzbekistan, Vladimir Putin was already thirty minutes ahead of his schedule?
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Vladimir Putin after signing numerous documents made statements, and the president of Uzbekistan had to be listened to very carefully, because he said the following:
«We in Uzbekistan are pleased with the latest achievements, which have become possible primarily thanks to the participation of an outstanding statesman of the world scale, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin!».
Interesting fact, but these words sounded from Shavkat Mirziyoyev is not cloying at all, and there was no inevitable eastern redundancy in them. There was nothing like it here now. These words sounded, I am not afraid of this word, usual. He said that he does not exclude that in the near future a citizen of Uzbekistan will fly to the Russian spaceship, but will this be limited to this? Is it really limited to the building of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, with the Russian, of course, participation? There was the impression that this would never be limited to anything. There was no such thing in relations between Russia and Uzbekistan, no doubt, and even more so under Islam Karimov, who maintained contact with the outside world primarily through the American military base in Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov was the man of many words, but his words never formed a phrase that was so easily uttered by Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The president of Uzbekistan is now really looking for Russia with all his soul, and more than anyone else.
Here, for example, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that he plans to publish in the Uzbek language the stotom collection of “Masterpieces of Russian classics” - and tell me why no one except him plans this?
In his turn, Vladimir Putin noted that bilateral relations are developing in an exceptionally positive way, and trade is growing rapidly.
“At the same time, Shavkat Miramonovich, by virtue of his spiritual qualities, exaggerated my role in history,” Putin joked.
The presidents quickly inspected the layout of the Novovoronezh NPP, according to the type of which, with two VVER-1200 reactors of generation 3+, the first nuclear power plant in - will be made. And then the heads of state launched the construction work of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan by pressing a symbolic button right there in Tashkent. Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Alisher Sultanov and General Director of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev were at the NPP construction site. Both officials reported to the presidents about the situation at the construction site (on the border of Jizzakh and Navoi regions.). The project for the construction of nuclear power plants is estimated at $ 11 billion. It is scheduled to be launched by 2028.
Cooperation of Uzbekistan and Russia in the nuclear sphere forms, first of all, the possibility of obtaining Tashkent energy independence. But the implementation of the project of building a power facility with the participation of the United States would provide only additional levers of Washington’s political pressure on the authorities of Uzbekistan.
Cooperation with Rosatom guarantees the use of advanced technologies in the design and construction of nuclear power facilities. The Rosatom technology is certainly distinguished by high reliability compared to the American offers.

to be continued...