Transfer without transition?
The death of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov has produced a raft of speculation about the country's imminent power transition but also revealed an interesting change. For the first time in many years, the Russians and the Americans are not backing different political camps, both are stressing stability, continuity and orderly transition instead. Is that just an exception or are Moscow and Washington indeed ready to change the way they relate to one another in the post-Soviet space? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by former US ambassador to Uzbekistan, John Herbst.