What could be expected from Mirziyoyev’s term in office? First of all, there is no reason to doubt about his promise to follow Karimov’s policies both in domestic and foreign policy domain. His backing comes from the clans and he must continue to balance between the state’s and regional power brokers’ interests, the first and foremost being stability at all costs.
PhD fellow in Political Science at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and at the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS), University of Tartu, Estonia. Her main research interests include the European Neighborhood Policy, EU foreign policy, democratization, and transition studies. She has published on the Europeanization of foreign policy of EU member states and on the Eastern Partnership.