Climate Change in Central Asia: Existential Threat or Chimera?
Tuesday, 14 April 2015, from 5 to 7 PM (reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)
Is Central Asia's climate changing? If so, how and why? How much are the changes due to global factors, and how much to human causes? Finally, what are the consequences for the region's future? Expert speakers will wrestle with these urgent questions at this forthcoming forum.
Kazakhstan's Challenging Geopolitical Environment
Tuesday, 31 March 2015, from 5 to 7 PM (reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)
Kazakhstan, Central Asia's largest economy, faces daunting geopolitical challenges. How will Kazakhstan address developments in Ukraine, the Eurasia Economic Union, and in Afghanistan? Three experts from Kazakhstan share their thoughts on these and related issues.
A Western Strategy for the South Caucasus
Tuesday, 17 March 2015, from 5 to 7 PM
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)
Western influence in the Caucasus has been in sharp decline for a decade. Among the three independent states of the Caucasus the feeling of western disengagement runs deep.
This forum introduced CACI's new publication A WESTERN STRATEGY FOR THE SOUTH CAUCASUS. This Silk Road Paper recounts western missteps in the region, explains why the Caucasus matter, and called for a fresh approach to the region as a whole and the three independent states that comprise it.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015, from 5 to 7 PM