Central Asia | The Afghan war: Trump and Putin battle for Uzbek support

The Afghan war: Trump and Putin battle for Uzbek support

America wants a backup route to ferry troops and supplies to Kabul, in case Pakistan shuts its gateway to Afghanistan; but Russia may be inclined to up the ante and offer Uzbekistan's President Mirziyoyez some competitive diplomacy

December 25, 2017 4:34 PM (UTC+8)
A file photo of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev from September 2016. Photo: Georgy Kakulia/Press Service of Georgian Govt/ via Reuters
A file photo of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev from September 2016. Photo: Georgy Kakulia/Press Service of Georgian Govt/ via Reuters
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