Bilateral relations between Tajikistan and China in the frame of the open door policy of Tajikistan

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2021

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Obid Barotov

Consultant: SEZGİN KAYA


After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan as a new state in foreign policy followed its open door policy. Besides bilateral and multilateral relations with the superpowers like the USA and Russia, China, which is one of the closest countries to us geographically and politically, could not ignore the interests of a new independent state like Tajikistan with its own interests. But Tajikistan must have economic relations with other countries in order not to fall into unilateral dependence not only in political but also in strategic partnership. Under the auspices of open door politics and multilateral relations, based on the strategic culture and national security of Tajikistan, it should improve its relations with China in projects such as "New Silk Road", "Strategy for going out", "Economic belt of Silk Road". In addition to strategic culture and national security, national identity plays an important role. Since Tajikistan is a small country and China is a superpower, Tajikistan must protect its national interests in relations between the region's leading powers. The role of the "European boot" with the Alpine mountains in the history of the European people can be compared with the role of the Tajik identity in the history and culture of the peoples of the Central Asian and Indian Peninsula. It is necessary to know from here that the strategic culture of Tajik identity is an important factor in maintaining its national security.