Central Asia Policy Forum No. 1, April 2012
Featuring Stephen BLANK, Research Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Army War College, Alexander COOLEY, Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College in Columbia University, Joshua KUCERA, freelance journalist and regular contributor to EurasiaNet, U.S. News and World Report and Slate, Andrew KUCHINS, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
As the announced deadline for the drawdown from Afghanistan approaches, the US is trying to shape a new policy towards Afghanistan’s neighbors. It is especially focused on both short-term and long-term strate-gies for cooperating with Afghanistan’s northern neighbors. This first Central Asia Policy Forum examines the US military involvement in Central Asia and its impact on US-Central Asia relations.
- The Afghan Army in the Context of National Security
- The Future of Russia’s Involvement in Central Asia
- Reflections on the Problem of “Not Knowing” Afghanistan: The Case of Kyrgyzstan
- Afghanistan and Its Central Asian Neighbors Toward Dividing Insecurity
- US policy toward Kyrgyzstan and the closing of Manas transit center