- Police are the long-term security solution to targeting the enablers of insurgency and criminals
- Securing the public’s trust by the police is essential to defeating insurgents
- Securing and retaining the public’s trust requires continued police professionalization
This seminar will explore state-sponsored secularism in the Eurasian continent, and how the authorities use the concept of the separation of state and religion to consolidate authoritarian policies. It looks at Russia, Central Asia and China, comparing them with the Middle-East. In the name of state secularism, Islamic communities are prohibited from interfering in politics, while the state strictly monitors religious activities, and interactions with the rest of the Ummah are looked upon with suspicion.
Alexsey Malashenko (Carnegie Moscow)
Sean Roberts (GWU)
Nader Hashemi (University of Denver)
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and Noah Tucker, Registan.net
Marlene Laruelle (CAP, IERES, GWU)
9:15am Session I. Governance Changes in Turkmenistan
Chair: Marlene Laruelle (CAP, IERES, GWU)
Myles Smith (IREX)
Forget political will – Would good governance even be possible in Turkmenistan?
Chris Miller (USAID)
Governance Challenges and Opportunities in Turkmenistan
11:15-12:45pm Session II. Economic Development, Progress and Challenges
Chair: Victoria Clement (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)
Theresa Sabonis-Helf (National Defense University)
Casting a Wider Net: Turkmenistan and Regional Electricity
Jan Šír (Charles University, Prague)
Going Private? Denationalization and Privatization in Turkmenistan under Berdymukhammedov
Kenyon Weaver (Dentons LLP)
The Transformation of Commercial Law under President Berdymuhamedov.
1:30-3:00pm Session III. Turkmenistan in its Regional Environment
Chair: Myles Smith (IREX)
Nazik Muradova (Central Asia Fellow, GWU)
Revisiting Turkmenistan’s energy exports. Path toward a greater diversity of foreign partners?
Slavomir Horák (Charles University, Prague)
Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan. From personal approach to ordinary authoritarian regimes relations?
Sebastien Peyrouse (Central Asia Program, GWU)
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan: Political Pragmatism, Security Tensions?
3:15-4:45pm Session IV. Historical and Social Transformations
Chair: Sebastien Peyrouse (Central Asia Program, GWU)
Victoria Clement (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)
Intrepid Reformers: Turkmen Jadids
Aynabat Yaylymova (Turkmenistan Health Initiative)
Reproductive Health: How do I say this in Turkmen?
Jahan Taganova (Syracuse University)
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