CACI and CSIS Forum—Azerbaijan in a Changing Caucasus: Developments in Foreign and Domestic Policies

Related Categories: Democracy and Governance; Energy Security; Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues; Europe; Central Asia
Related Expert: Svante E. Cornell

CACI and CSIS Forum -- Azerbaijan in a Changing Caucasus: Developments in Foreign and Domestic Policies
WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:30 pm
WHERE: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW

A light lunch will be served

Azerbaijan has recently embarked on a series of reforms to modernize the country’s economic and social policies. In foreign relations, Azerbaijan is in the final stages of negotiating an enhanced cooperation agreement with the European Union, and continues to work toward the realization of the Southern Gas Corridor. Increased diplomatic activity has intensified expectations surrounding the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, while U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's visit to the South Caucasus in October also suggests growing U.S. engagement. Please join the American Foreign Policy Council's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Center for Strategic & International Studies for a discussion with three senior Azerbaijani parliamentarians, who will provide an update on developments in Azerbaijan and the region.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Samad Seyidov – Chairman of the Committee on Foreign and Interparliamentary Relations of Parliament, Head of Azerbaijan-USA working group on interparliamentary relations
  • Ms. Sahiba Gafarova – Member of the Committee on Foreign and Interparliamentary Relations of Parliament
  • Mr. Asim Mollazada – Member of the Committee on Foreign and Interparliamentary Relations of Parliament

Introduction: Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Moderated by Jeff Mankoff, Deputy Director, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS

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