On March 18, 2015, CACI-SRSP Chairman S. Frederick Starr and Niklas Swanström, Director of ISDP and a co-founder of the Silk Road Studies Program, both spoke at a Hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Starr's prepared remarks, "Looking West: China and Central Asia", is available here; Swanström's prepared remarks, "China's Military Engagement with Afghanistan", is available here.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
“The New Silk Road project: a new strategy for Afghanistan and Central-South Asia or a surrogate for one?”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
"Central Asia-Caucasus Institute"
The American University of Afghanistan: The United States' Premier Legacy on Afghan Soil?
What will be the long-term legacy of America’s presence in Afghanistan? Among the most promising candidates is the American University of Afghanistan. Founded in 2006, it already draws students from every province in Afghanistan and is training students (30% of whom are women) for careers in business, government, and civic life. But it is still at the dawn of its life and many uncertainties concerning its future have yet to be resolved. This is a chance to learn about this bold initiative and the potential it holds.
Wednesday, April 9, 2013
"The Central Asia Caucasus Institute"
The April 26 Almaty ‘Istanbul Process’ Meeting: Towards Clarity on Post 2014 Afghanistan?
In November 2011 Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the UAE, and Uzbekistan met in Istanbul to develop a new agenda for cooperation in the "Heart of Asia." The U.S., U.K. and other countries became "supporting nations" to this effort, as did the UN, CICA, SCO, OIC, NATO, and ECO. So far, the "Istanbul process" has embraced confidence building measures in various areas, as well as the "Silk Road vision" of reopening transport channels between Europe and Asia via Afghanistan.