Originally scheduled for 2020, the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty is now tentatively planned for August 2021. Ahead of this Conference, a group of 16 states from different regions and security contexts joined in 2019 to form the Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament, in order to advance nuclear disarmament in a time of a deteriorating international security environment. At this webinar, representatives from Sweden, Kazakhstan, and Germany will discuss the Stockholm Initiative as well as the most pressing issues facing the agenda of nuclear disarmament. This includes the denuclearization of the DPRK, the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, and arms control dialogue among nuclear powers.
Amb. Ann-Sofie Nilsson, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Amb. Dastan Yeleukenov, Advisor to the Director, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies and former Head of the Department for International Security, Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Olaf Poeschke, Deputy Head of Division, Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Federal Foreign office, Berlin
Svante E. Cornell, Director, Institute for Security and Development Policy
When: April 7, 2021
The event is now available on YouTube.
Co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation
This Forum was the first in the series of events offering glimpses of the new Afghanistan which our press neglects, in the words of men and women who are building it.
Ms. Zuhal Atmar, President and Owner of Gul-Mursal Waste Paper Recycling Factory, the first woman run recycling plant in Afghanistan
Mr. Farshid Ghyasi, President and CEO of NETLINKS Inc. Afghanistan; Partner at Click.af, the leading e-commerce website in Afghanistan
Mr. Assadullah Zamir, Founder of Abreshum Venture; Founder of solar energy companies Akbar Zahir and Lunar; CAMCA Network Member
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council
When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Amid continued conflict in Afghanistan, Central Asian states have continued to intensify their engagement with their southern neighbor. Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asians are no longer seeking to contain Afghanistan but are instead actively contributing to the country’s development. Kazakhstan’s commitment to peace and development in Afghanistan is long-standing, and its contributions manifold. In this event organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Kazakhstan, Ambassador Kaliyev discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the role of foreign players and actors, Afghanistan’s impact on regional security, as well as the role of Europe and America and avenues for cooperation with Kazakhstan.
This online forum was the first of a series of events marking the 30th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan.
H.E. Talgat Kaliyev, Special Representative of the President of Kazakhstan for Afghanistan.
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
Aida Yermekkalieva, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Kazakhstan, Stockholm
When: March 3, 2021, 9:30 AM EST / 3:30 PM CET
The event is now available on YouTube.
What should the countries of Central Asia expect from the new American administration? Will it embrace , modify, or reject, the new strategy advanced by the Trump Administration? To what extent will it advance open rule, American investment, security, and regional coordination? How will US policy towards China, Russia and Iran affect the region and will Washington address that issue as well?
Our panel of speakers with in-depth knowledge of the Washington policy-making landscape answered these question and more.
Amb. Robert Blake, Senior Director, McLarty Associates
Amb. George Krol, Associate, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
S. Enders Wimbush, Distinguished Fellow for Strategic Studies, American Foreign policy Council
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 10-11:15 AM EST