Uzbekistan is plagued with both internal and external regional conflict that is tied to its neighbouring states Russia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Xinjang (China). In Uzbekistan, the IMU, an armed opposition group, which opposes the states government, is seeking to establish an Islamic state. Uzbekistan is technically a republic, however, its state of governance is similar to which existed prior to collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990.

Uzbekistan: A Risk Assessment Brief