Uzbekistan is a country that has a great clout in shaping the dynamics of Central Asian politics given its size, economy and population. Therefore, any changes in its foreign policy are followed closely by the regional states and the major global powers.
On February 11, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that “Georgia is moving closer to NATO thanks to its reforms, and to its significant contributions to our shared security.” Further he said that prior to joining NATO, Georgia must gain a Membership Action Plan (
There is no doubt that in this century public opinion, empowered by the mass media, sometimes can constrain certain political and economic actions. It is the case both within and among the countries across the world.