Slovomir Horak, Charles University
NATO members are exiting from Afghanistan at different speeds, dictated by pressures from their domestic public opinions. This withdrawal has re-launched debates on the security of the Central Asian region. In the years to come, the post-2014 changes in the regional landscape will intersect with domestic evolutions including changes in political leadership, in demographics, and the end of the Soviet legacy. GW’s Central Asia Program seeks to participate in the policy debate on Central Asia by providing current research on the different sources of potential insecurity in the region.
Deconstructing the ‘Spillover’ Narrative
Afghan Spillover Oversell: The Greater Danger of Self-Inflicted Harm in Central Asia
The Closing of Central Asia’s Borders
Drug-Trafficking: Identifying the Real Challenges
Dilemmas of Democratization: The Problems of Transitioning from Authoritarian Rule in Kyrgyzstan andImplications for other Countries in the Region
My Property, your Courts: The International Litigation of Contested Central Asian Assets
Regulating Private Security Companies in Central Asia
Effective resolution of water related issues as a crucial factor for security in Central Asia
The Crisis of Consistency in Uzbekistan
Redistribution of oil revenues in Kazakhstan: excessive expectations from the population?
Kyrgyzstan: When Consolidation Fails
Statecraft in Tajikistan: A blunt instrument for a fine task?
Islamic “revival” in Central Asia: Social trend or political threat?
Geostrategic factors in the Islamist militant threat to central Asia
Activities of Central Asian Islamic militant organizations on the internet and social media
Panel 2: European and American Policy Priorities in Central Asia(5:00-6:30)