Tajikistan's Emerging Private Business Development

'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

This forum will discuss the rising private sector in Tajikistan, presented by the impressive young entrepreneurs who are making it happen.  


  • Shuhrat Mirzoev, Economist and Co-Founder, IRSHAD Consulting; CAMCA Network Member
  • Ozod Davlatshoev, CEO, T-Cell Tajikistan; Executive Board Member, Accelerate Prosperity; CAMCA Network Member
  • Abdullo Kurbanov, Co-founder and CEO, Alif Bank; CAMCA Network Member
  • Firuza Rahimova, Program Officer, Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan; CAMCA Network Member
  • Farukh Sultonov, Country Office, IFC; CAMCA Network Member


  •  S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council

 When: Thursday, January 20, 2022,10:00 -11:30 AM EST


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The Pentagon's Central Asian Gambit: Putting Russia Back in the Game?

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

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Some Bright Spots on a Darkened Sky: Central Asia and Afghanistan Today

This forum event was conducted in the format of an interview with Dr. S. Frederick Starr, reflecting on his recent trip to Central Asia. 


Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council

When: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The event was livestreamed on the CACI Facebook page and is now available on YouTube.

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S. Frederick Starr & Michael Doran

Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2021

American forces have left Afghanistan. Now what? President Biden has yet to settle on the outlines of an approach. What should the U.S. seek to achieve? Who are its partners?

As he mulls these questions, the president should take note of a July 16 conference, hosted by the government of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, on the subject of “regional connectivity.” The Uzbeks and their Central Asian neighbors, including Afghanistan, seek international diplomatic and economic support for new transport and infrastructure projects to connect their region with South and Southeast Asia.

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