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17Sep At the Crossroads of the World

At the Crossroads of the World

At the Crossroads of the World:
Assessing U.S. Policy in Central Asia

A George D. Schwab Foreign Policy Briefing

September 17, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Upper East Side*
New York City


Professor Alexander Cooley
Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
Director, The Harriman Institute for the Study of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen
Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

moderated by

Ambassador Susan M. Elliott
President and CEO, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan

Abstract: Central Asia rests on a global crossroads.  Lying along the historical Silk Road, ideas, people, and goods have made the journey from Europe to East Asia through this intersection for thousands of years.  Presently, Central Asia continues to play an important strategic role for a number of major powers, including Russia and China.  Furthermore, the United States maintains strategic interests in Afghanistan, and is keenly interested in maintaining a strong presence in the region.  How are the competitive global roles of the United States, China, and Russia playing out in Central Asia?  What are their interests?  Does the United States have a clearly defined strategy?  Join the NCAFP and a panel of distinguished experts on Central Asia for a candid discussion of these questions and more.

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Sep 17, 2019 06:00 PM
Sep 17, 2019 08:00 PM
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