Central Asia Security Workshop

When:
6 March, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2017-03-06T10:00:00-05:00
2017-03-06T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Lindner Commons, Suite 602

The Central Asia Security Workshop
March 6, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm
Central Asia Program, IERES
George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Suite 602

10.00am. PANEL 1. CENTRAL ASIA’S DOMESTIC LANDSCAPES. CHANGING MORE THAN WE THOUGHT?
Chair: Lawrence Markowitz
(Rowan University)

Alexander Cooley (Harriman Institute, Columbia University)
Central Asia’s Global Authoritarian Spaces: Politics and Contestation Outside of a Closed Region

Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University)
Presidential Transitions and the Implications for US Soft Power in Central Asia

Bruce Pannier (RFE/RL)
Uzbekistan under New Leadership: What’s Changing, What’s Staying the Same

Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University)
Revisiting ‘Conservative values’. Is Illiberalism the New Mainstream for Central Asian Societies?

12.00pm. Lunch

12:45pm. PANEL 2. CENTRAL ASIA AND THE GREAT POWERS IN A SHIFTING INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Chair: Eric McGlinchey
(George Mason University)

Roger Kangas (Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies)
‘The Art of the Deal’: A New American Approach to Engaging Central Asia?

Nadège Rolland (National Bureau of Asian Research)
China’s Eurasian Century: Deciphering the ‘Community of Common Destiny’

Jeffrey Mankoff (CSIS)
Chinese and Russian Strategies for the New Uncertainty in Afghanistan and Central Asia

2:15pm. Coffee break

2:30pm. PANEL 3. REASSESSING WHAT ‘SECURITY’ MEANS IN CENTRAL ASIA
Chair: Marlene Laruelle
(George Washington University)

Noah Tucker (CAP Associate)
After Aleppo: The Future of the Central Asian Jihadist Movement

Lawrence Markowitz (Rowan University)
How the Terrorism-Trafficking Nexus Has Shaped Security Apparatuses in Central Asia 

 

Erica Marat (National Defense University)
Mimicking ‘Broken Windows’ Theory in Post-Soviet Cities: What could go wrong?

 

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