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.
'CAMCA Conversations': Co-organized by The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC, The CAMCA Network and The Rumsfeld Foundation
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10-11:30 AM EST
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022,10:00 -11:30 AM EST
The recent reports about the Russian offer and American consideration of the hypothetical deployment of the American troops on Russian military bases in Central Asia attracted significant attention. This Forum will discuss this probability and potential implications of this discussion.
When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:30-noon AM EST
The Biden administration inherited a decade-long uncertainty in US policy towards the South Caucasus. What should the countries of the region expect from the new American administration, in the context of the rapidly changing geopolitical environment in and around the South Caucasus? Should we expect more US engagement or less? Should we expect more security cooperation or less? What about democracy promotion? How will the US policy towards Iran, Turkey, and Russia impact the region?
Our panel of speakers with in-depth knowledge of the Washington policy-making landscape answered these question and more.
Jason Bruder, Former Foreign Relations Committee Staffer and Senior Advisor at Open World
Scott Cullinane, Executive Director, US-Europe Alliance
Claire Kaiser, Director for Strategic Initiatives, McLarty Associates
Mark Simakovsky, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:00-1:15 pm EST