Uzbekistan Bans Foreign Military Bases

Move interpreted as an attempt to keep Moscow and Washington at a distance.


Uzbekistan has adopted a law banning foreign military bases on its territory, ending feverishspeculation that a rapprochement with the United States – and recent distancing from Moscow – was the precursor to Tashkent welcoming the US military back in.

Uzbekistan's new foreign policy doctrine, passed by the Senate on August 2, specifically prohibits foreign military bases from operating on its territory, the government-run websitereported