Wednesday, 12 March 2014
"Challenges to Strategic Interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan"
Dr. Farhad Aliyev, Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council
Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Director of Research, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, March 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl.,
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Reception and refreshments 5-5:30 p.m.; program 5:30 to 7 p.m.
How does the U.S. perceive its strategic interests in Azerbaijan? Does the U.S. government's analysis adequately reflect the country's real interests there? How are these interests changing and how effectively has the U.S. pursued them?
These and related questions will be the focus of this Forum by CACI’s Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Aliyev of Azerbaijan, who recently finished an in-depth study of the above questions, and by Dr. Blank, a Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council whose recent Silk Road Paper (Dec. 2013) is titled “Azerbaijan’s Security and U.S. Interests: Time for a Reassessment”.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program form a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center focusing on Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Washington, D.C., is a primary institution in the United States for the study of the region. The Silk Road Studies Program, affiliated with the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy, is its European counterpart. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at www.cacianalyst.org.