Tuesday, 29 April 2014
"Resolved: that Centripetal Forces in Central Asia and the Caucasus Today are Stronger than Centrifugal Forces, or soon will be"
Since 1992 the price of sovereignty in Greater Central Asia and the Caucasus has been a decline in regional contacts and cooperation. Is this changing today? Rising leaders from the region will evaluate this crucial question and offer their prognoses for the future.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
"The Chechnya Counterinsurgency and Beyond"
Two key aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency in Chechnya will be the focus of this Forum: tactics and financing. Dr. Souleimanov will examine Russia's counterinsurgency in the North Caucasus, concentrating on Chechnya and singling out various tactics used by Federal forces and pro-Moscow Chechen paramilitary units, kadyrovtsy. Dr. Šmíd will deal specifically with the financing of insurgency and counterinsurgency of both Ramzan Kadyrov's pro-Moscow Chechen government and its adversary, the Chechnya-based Islamist insurgency. These presentations will include a comprehensive look at the socio-cultural aspects of the Chechen and Dagestani counterinsurgencies, to include an analysis of their causes, evolution, and future prospects in these largest of the autonomous republics of the North Caucasus.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
“Is Turkmenistan Open for Business?”
No country faced tougher challenges after independence than Turkmenistan. But two leaders after independence have strengthened sovereignty, opened a new gas export pipeline and begun the preparation of a new, more cosmopolitan generation of young Turkmen citizens. Does this mean Turkmenistan is open for business? Three experts weigh this important and timely question.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
"Challenges to Strategic Interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan"