Volker Jacoby will shed light on the uneasy relationship between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and put it into the broader regional context of Central Asia. He will talk about the water/energy nexus in the region and the struggle over the Rogun Hydropower station project in Tajikistan, the conflict over the Farhad water reservoir, TALCO, border delimitation, railroad connections and other strains between the two neighbors. He will also elaborate on necessity and prospects of cooperation in the region, with a view also towards the withdrawal of international combat forces from Afghanistan.
with Begaiym Esenkulova, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Dosym Satpayev, Director, Non-governmental Consulting Organization “Risks Assessment Group”
Tolganay Umbetaliyeva, Director General, Public Fund “Central Asian Foundation for Democracy”
Andrey Chebotarev, Director, “Alternative” Center for Topical Studies
Rasul Zhumaly, Lecturer, S. Demirel University
Aidos Sarym, Vice president, Public Fund “Abay-a)parat”
Zamir Karazhan, Kazakh political observer
On the occasion of the publication of the new book The Twilight Zone: Traps of the Transition Era, the Central Asia Program is happy to invite you for a video-discussion with the Almaty-based authors.
Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground
Sanaam Naraghi-Anderlini Co-Founder of International Civil Society Action Network(ICAN), and Senior Fellow, MIT Center for International Studies