On January 11, 2018, the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic together with the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic held a round table "Prospects and Challenges of the Foreign Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic". The round table was attended by representatives of Kyrgyz diplomacy, academia, the expert community. Questions were raised regarding the policy of large states, regional challenges, the implementation of regional projects (EAPP, EEPS), the use of "soft" force, etc. It can be noted that the bulk of the discussions during the round table was devoted to the state, problems and threats, and there was little time given to the prospects for foreign policy. In conclusion, an agreement was reached to continue discussion of the issues at subsequent events devoted to this topic.