The ‘Multiple vectors of Central Asia: Tajik case’ seminar took place on 24 September 2018 at the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.
International journalist and political scientist Arkady Dubnov; Aziz Niyazi, senior fellow from the Center for Strategic and Political Studies; and Ochil Zokhidov, a professor from the Tajik State University of Law, Business and Politics delivered keynote reports.
Speakers and participants at the seminar expressed different views on the current context and the prospects for evolution of Tajikistan’s foreign policy. A consensus emerged, however, that multiple avenues for Tajikistan’s international positioning, including cooperation with rival regional and global powers, are indispensable, if the country is going to survive as an independent and robust actor in the international arena.
The seminar was the first in a series led by DOC Chief Researcher Alexey Malashenko which is dedicated to the study of the international positioning and foreign policy of Central Asian states.
Events analysing other Central Asian cases will follow later this year.