CACI Online Forum: What the South Caucasus Should Expect from the Biden Administration

Related Categories: Democracy and Governance; Energy Security; Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues; International Economics and Trade; CAMCA; Turkey; Russia; Caucasus
Related Expert: Svante E. Cornell

The Biden administration inherited a decade-long uncertainty in US policy towards the South Caucasus. What should the countries of the region expect from the new American administration, in the context of the rapidly changing geopolitical environment in and around the South Caucasus? Should we expect more US engagement or less? Should we expect more security cooperation or less? What about democracy promotion? How will the US policy towards Iran, Turkey, and Russia impact the region?

Our panel of speakers with in-depth knowledge of the Washington policy-making landscape will try to answer to these question and more.


Jason Bruder, Former Foreign Relations Committee Staffer and Senior Advisor at Open World

Scott Cullinane, Executive Director, US-Europe Alliance

Claire Kaiser, Director for Strategic Initiatives, McLarty Associates

Mark Simakovsky, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Moderator: Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:00-1:15 pm EST

Join on Zoom - Password: caci2021

The event will also be live-streamed on the CACI Facebook page and Silk Road Studies website