CACI Forum: A New EU Strategy for Central Asia: Pointing a Path for the U.S.?

Thursday 5 December 2019 / 14:30 - 16:00 /

Washington, DC Middle East Institute. 1763 N Street Northwest, 20036 Washington, DC. Click here for a map

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In June 2019, the EU released a new strategy for Central Asia. This strategy was formulated in response to rapid changes in the region, ranging from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, new reform initiatives across the region, and a new momentum for regional cooperation. What does this strategy mean for the EU’s relations with Central Asia? And does this mean that the EU now leads the developed and democratic world in engaging with Central Asia, and is pointing a path forward for the US?

This Forum meeting marks the release of ISDP and the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute’s new Silk Road Paper on the subject, A Steady Hand: The EU’s 2019 Strategy and Policy Toward Central Asia.

Speaker: Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC; Silk Road Studies Program at ISDP

Moderator: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC; Chairman, ISDP Advisory Council