Central Asia/Caspian Sea Basin

The NCAFP engages experts on the region at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC

The NCAFP’s Central Asia project aims to promote a greater understanding of the geopolitical realities and the interests between states in the region--including the post-Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan--and the United States.

An NCAFP delegation meets with Kazakh leaders on a trip to Almaty. (from l. - r.: Donald S. Rice, Esq., Zharmakhan Tuyakbay, Peter Tomsen, and Richard R. Howe, Esq.)

Since the project’s founding in 2005, events have included:

  • Roundtable discussion with participants from the United States, Russia and China to discuss strategic interests in the region and the challenges confronting Central Asian nations over twenty years after independence
  • Conference on the geopolitical environment and pipeline security of the Caspian Sea Basin Region as well as energy security for the United States and the European Union, co-hosted with the Brookings Institution Energy Security Initiative in Washington, DC
  • Numerous meetings with civilian and military officials from the region to discuss security and stability in Central Asia

An NCAFP delegation participates in a conference at the International Institute for Modern Politics in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Donald Rice, Roger Kangas and Michael Rywkin discuss Central Asia


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