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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Developmental State and Foreign Policy in Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
Developmental state and foreign policy in Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
Timur Dadabaev
Introduction

One feature of President Mirziyoyev's strategy is its drastic departure from Karimov-era foreign policy. Islam Karimov's policy during his reign from 1991 to 2016 placed primary importance on not giving in to the ambitions of dominance characterized by large international players, such as Russia, the United States or China. Conversely, Karimov attempted to avoid falling into isolation, as exemplified by the declared neutrality of Turkmenistan. In attempting to draw a balance between global players while establishing Uzbekistan as the leading player in the Central Asia (CA) region, Karimov attempted to place Uzbekistan on ...

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