CACI Forum: In Ukraine’s Shadow: The Kazakh crisis and the need for a new U.S. strategy in Central Asia
Since the U.S. launched its Central Asia strategy in February 2020, momentous changes have taken place. The U.S. left Afghanistan, new leadership in Kyrgyzstan, and the recent unrest in Kazakhstan are only the most significant examples. Meanwhile, tensions over Ukraine dominate the U.S. foreign policy agenda. While Central Asia should be part of U.S. strategic thinking, it does not seem to be. Against this background, the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute convened a forum to discuss how U.S. Central Asia Strategy can be improved in light of these circumstances.
- Ambassador (retired) George Krol, Adjunct Professor, The US Naval War College and Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
- Margarita Assenova, Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation
- S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the American Foreign Policy Council
- Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the American Foreign Policy Council