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Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan's Victory Mean?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)

Turkey's ruling AKP restored its majority in parliament on Nov 1. But the election was held after President Erdogan refused to accept the June 7 election's results, sabotaged efforts to form a coalition government, relaunched war in the country’s southeast -– and after a massive suicide bombing in Ankara.

Will this election stabilize Turkey? What does this election mean for Turkey's regional posture, and what kind of partner will it be for the U.S.?

Speakers at this forum will draw from Turkey Transformed, a recently published study in which CACI scholars partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center to investigate Turkey's transformation under Erdogan.

This CACI Forum may be viewed at the C-SPAN website.

Speakers:
 
Eric S. Edelman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Svante E. Cornell
Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Blaise Misztal
Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Alan Makovsky
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

John Hannah (TBC)
Senior Advisor, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Moderator:  Mamuka Tsereteli, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Location: 
Rome Building, Room 806
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Ave.,  NW
Washington, DC  20036

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Afghanistan Today: Facing Challenges, Opening Opportunities

Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)

Speakers will provide in-depth knowledge of current developments, as well as prospects for future in Afghanistan as seen from the perspective of the government, media and private sector. 

You may view a recorded version of this CACI Forum below or on the SAIS events YouTube channel.

 Speakers:

Shoaib Rahim
Senior Adviser to Afghanistan's Minister of Defense

Parwiz Kawa
Editor-in-Chief of Hashte Subh daily newspaper

Aziz Jalal
COO Arrow General Supplies

   S Frederick Starr (Moderator)
   Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program 

Location: 
Rome Building, Room 806
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Ave.,  NW
Washington, DC  20036

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Bringing CAMCA in from the Cold: Possible Scenarios

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)

CAMCA refers to  "Central Asia, Mongolia, Caucasus, and Afghanistan," the countries from which CACI draws its Rumsfeld Fellows. In this forum, thirteen young leaders from Afghanistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, representing a young generation of public and private sector professionals, will offer possible scenarios for economic, social, and political development in their regions.

You may view a recorded version of this CACI Forum below or on the SAIS events YouTube channel.

 Speakers:

Rumsfeld Fellows, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS:
Larisa Agiarova (Turkmenistan)
Naidalaa Badrakh (Mongolia)
Aibek Djangaziev (Kyrgyzstan)
Saule Imanova (Kazakhstan)
Mir Azizuddin Jalal (Afghanistan)
Parwiz Kawa (Afghanistan)
Bayasgalan Lkhagvasuren (Mongolia)
Bahtiyor Mirzabaev (Uzbekistan)
Giorgi Pertaia (Georgia)
Ahmad Shoaib Rahim (Afghanistan)
Khilola Suleymanova (Uzbekistan)
Roman Vakulchuk (Kazakhstan)
Talant Sultanov (Kyrgyz Republic)
Madina Tulesbayeva (Kazakhstan)

 

   S Frederick Starr (Moderator)
   Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program 

Location: 
Rome Auditorium
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036

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The South Caucasus Transportation and Energy Corridor: Update in Light of Nuclear Deal with Iran

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, from 5 to 7 PM (reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)

You may view a recorded version of this CACI Forum below or on the SAIS events YouTube channel.

Several US administrations contributed to the revival of the East-West transport corridor connecting the Caspian region with Europe via South Caucasus. Functioning elements of this infrastructure are already moving significant volumes of oil and gas, but the potential of this route is only partially realized. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia are developing new elements of infrastructure that should facilitate the flow of raw materials and finished goods between Asia and Europe. But without political and security support, this project cannot succeed.
 

This forum, with speakers from academia and business, will analyze and offer views on the commercial and geopolitical context for development of the South Caucasus transportation corridor.  It will also look at the Shah-Deniz II/Southern Corridor energy project, as well as explore the impact of  the nuclear deal with Iran on regional energy and transportation landscape.

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