In February 2020, the State Department published a public version of the U.S strategy for Central Asia, which placed particular emphasis on supporting Afghanistan and democracy in the region, in addition to economic goals. On January 27, USIP hosted a discussion on what a strategy for Central Asia could look like going forward given the significant change and uncertainty in the region.Speakers
Lesslie Viguerie, introductory remarks Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asian and Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Gavin Helf, moderator Senior Expert, Central Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace
Ambassador (Ret.) Richard Hoagland Chair, Security and Politics Program, Caspian Policy Center; Former U.S Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Jennifer Murtazashvili Associate Professor and Director, Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh
S. Frederick Starr Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Navbahor Imamova Multimedia Journalist, Voice of America’s Uzbek Service
Donald Jensen Director, Russia and Strategic Stability, U.S. Institute of Peace
For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/does-us-strategy-central-asia-address-regions-current-problems
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