Uzbekistan’s New Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity under New Leadership

Monday 22 January 2018 / 11:00 - 12:30 /

Washington, DC Middle East Institute. 1319 18th St NW, 20036 Washington, DC. Click here for a map

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Uzbekistan’s foreign policy has undergone significant changes since the transition that brought Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Presidency. Most notable has been the country’s outreach to Uzbekistan’s neighbors, including Afghanistan, which has a transformative potential for Central Asia as a whole. Uzbekistan has also reached out to the international community beyond Central Asia, while maintaining the country’s long-standing policy of eschewing membership in Russian-led integrative structures.

The Forum event, moderated by CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr, will feature a summary of a new Silk Road Paper authored by Richard Weitz on the subject, and provide opportunity for discussion.


Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Military-Political Analysis, Hudson Institute

John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Ambassador (Ret.)


Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute