CACI Forum: A New EU Strategy for Central Asia: Pointing a Path for the U.S.?

Related Categories: Democracy and Governance; International Economics and Trade; China; Central Asia; Caucasus; Afghanistan
Related Expert: Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr

WHEN: Thu, December 5, 2019
             2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST

WHERE: Middle East Institute
              1763 N Street Northwest
              Washington, DC 20036

In June 2019, the EU released a new strategy for Central Asia, formulated in response to rapid changes in the region. The strategy addresses the China's Belt and Road Initiative, new reform initiatives across the region, and a new momentum for regional cooperation.

What does this strategy mean for the EU's relations with Central Asia? Will the EU now lead the developed and democratic world in engaging with Central Asia, and point a path forward for the US?

This Forum meeting marks the release of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute's new Silk Road Paper on the subject, A Steady Hand: The EU’s 2019 Strategy and Policy Toward Central Asia.

Speaker: 
Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC
 
Moderator: 
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC

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