Gökçelik, Şevval Beste
This thesis sheds light on the Uzbekistan-United States of America (US or USA) security relations by addressing the security problems faced by Uzbekistan, which gained its independence in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR, during and after the state and nation-building process. In this context, US and Uzbekistan military relations and the future of these relations is analyzed. Since Uzbekistan exists in a geopolitically risky and security-threatening region and its own army is not developed well, it needed the support of powerful countriesWhile this thesis reflects the geopolitical priorities of Uzbekistan and the US, it also includes the relations with other regional realities, which have an influence in the region, so it offers a versatile perspective. As a result of this versatility, the focus has been on criticism against the military relations of Uzbekistan with the US. How geopolitics shapes the domestic and foreign policy environments of the main actors is also reflected in the thesis.


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Citation Formats
Ş. B. Gökçelik, “AN EVALUATION OF THE US MILITARY PRESENCE IN CENTRAL ASIA: THE CASE OF UZBEKISTAN,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.