Blair Wants Tougher Sanctions on Uzbekistan

by Nathan Hamm on 5/10/2006

Tony Blair said that he wants tougher sanctions on Uzbekistan.

Blair said Britain will try to strengthen punitive measures already in place against Uzbekistan — including an EU arms embargo and a visa ban on Uzbek officials thought to be responsible for last year’s military crackdown in Andijon.

With RFE/RL the only agency reporting on this at the moment, there are no details on what Blair specifically has in mind or whether or not he means that Britain will try to strengthen EU sanctions or implement stronger UK sanctions against Uzbekistan. I could find no details onthe handful of UK government websites I checked either. (Though this was admittedly difficult given all the unnecessary additional letters inserted into words…)

Be sure to also check out James’s summary of the CEIP Andijon conference.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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