The coming year will determine how much Uzbekistan will be drawn into the war in Afghanistan and possibly spark attacks by both home-grown and foreign militants due to its increasing involvement in the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) supplying NATO troops. We will also see if Tashkent’s notion of a non-military solution will have any impact on NATO.
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Catherine A. Fitzpatrick compiles the Uzbekistan weekly roundup for EurasiaNet. She is also editor of EurasiaNet's Choihona blog. To subscribe to Uzbekistan News Briefs, a weekly digest of international and regional press, write email@example.com