Uzbekistan’s New Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity under New Leadership
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, featured a summary of a new Silk Road Paper authored by Richard Weitz on the subject, and provided 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.)
Moderator: Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The event took place on January 22, at 1319 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, from 11:00 to 12:30 pm.