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NEW BOOK: S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, eds., Putin' Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents, September 2014

Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
 September 3, 2014, issue is online. Click here for entire issue in PDF format.

Turkey Analyst
 August 27, 2014 issue is online.

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BOOK S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, eds., Putin' Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents, September 2014.

ANALYSIS Avinoam Idan, "Resurgence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict - A Russian Move on the Ukraine Chessboard", Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 3 September 2014.

SILK ROAD PAPER S. Frederick Starr, Bulat Soltanov, et. al., "Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States", September 2014-

Halil Karaveli and Svante E. Cornell, "Davutoglu and the 'New Turkey': The Closing of a 'Hundred Year Old Parenthesis", Bipartisan Policy Center, August 26, 2014.

Svante E. Cornell, "Working with President Erdogan: A Transactional Relationship", Bipartisan Policy Center, August 21, 2014.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Erdogan's Achilles Heel: Why the Prime Minister will Win the Election, but Lose the Economy", Foreign Affairs, August 8, 2014.

Svante E. Cornell, "No More Frozen Conflicts"The American Interest, 21 July 2014.

Svante E. Cornell, "Why America Must Step Up Its Role in Resolving Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict", Christian Science Monitor, 10 June 2014.

REPORT Morton Abramowitz, Eric S. Edelman, Svante Cornell et. al., Turkey's Local Elections: Actors, Factors and Implications, Report of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Task Force on U.S.-Turkish Relations, March 2014.

Mamuka Tsereteli and Edward P. Joseph, ">After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP", Huffington Post, 28 February 2014.

Svante E. Cornell, "Erdogan's Looming Downfall", Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2014.

S. Frederick Starr, "Moderate Islam? Look to Central Asia", New York Times, 26 February 2014.

"Open Letter to President Obama on Turkey", signed by 84 former U.S. Lawmakers, officials, and national security experts.

ANALYSIS Halil Karaveli, "Erdogan Loses It", Foreign Affairs, 9 February 2014.

Svante E. Cornell and Michael Jonsson, eds., Conflict, Crime and the State in Postcomunist Eurasia, University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2014, 304pp. (Click here for contents and first chapter)

"Niklas Swanström, "Sino-Russian Relations at the Start of the New Millennium in Central Asia and Beyond", Journal of Contemporary China, 2014.

MONOGRAPH Eric S. Edelman, Svante E. Cornell, Aaron Lobel, Michael Makovsky, The Roots of Turkish Conduct: Understanding the Evolution of Turkish Policy in the Middle East, Washington: Bipartisan Policy Center, December 2013.

SILK ROAD PAPER Stephen Blank, Azerbaijan's Security and U.S. Interests: Time for a Reassessment, December 2013.

MONOGRAPH Svante E. Cornell, Getting Georgia Right, Brussels: Center for European Studies, December 2013.

OP-ED S. Frederick Starr, "The Pipeline that Could Bring Peace to Afghanistan," The Wall Street Journal, 22 October 2013.

OP-ED Halil M. Karaveli, "Erdogan Stokes the Sectarian Fires", New York Times, 7 October 2013.

BOOK S. Frederick Starr, Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane, Princeton University Press.

ANALYSIS Halil M. Karaveli, "Is Turkey Going to Reconsider Its Sunni Sectarian Policy in Syria?", Turkey Analyst, 25 September 2013.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Azerbaijan and Georgia: Strategic Partnership for Stability in a Volatile Region, September 2013.

Svante E. Cornell, "Turkish-Armenian Relations: Wrong Priority, Wrong Approach", Caspian Report, no. 4, summer 2013.

ANALYSIS Mamuka Tsereteli "Georgia's NATO Membership will Bring Regional Stability", Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 7 August 2013.

SILK ROAD PAPER Anvar Bugazov, Socio-Cultural Characteristics of Civil Society formation in Kyrgyzstan, July 2013.

Svante E. Cornell, "Getting Erdogan Wrong", JINSA Analysis, 12 July 2013.

ANALYSIS Halil M. Karaveli, "Erdogan in Trouble", Foreign Affairs, 6 June 2013.


September 8
CACI Forum "Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States", with Fatima Kukeyeva, Askar Nursha, S. Frederick Starr, S. Enders Wimbush, and Svante E. Cornell.

June 10
CACI Forum "The Ukraine Crisis, the Northern Distribution Network, and Continental Transport
", with Andris Spruds and S. Frederick Starr.

May 1
CACI Forum "E-Government and Anti-Corruption in Azerbaijan: the ASAN Centers",
with Inam Karimov.

April 29
CACI Forum "Resolved: that Centripetal Forces in Central Asia and the Caucasus Today are Stronger than Centrifugal Forces, or soon will be

April 1
CACI Forum "Is Turkmenistan Open for Business?", with Bryan M. Lopp, Philip de Leon, and Eric Stewart.

March 12
CACI Forum "Challenges to Strategic interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan", with Farhad Aliyev and Stephen Blank.

February 26
CACI Forum "U.S. Policy on Religious Freedom in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Does It Work?", with Catherine Cosman, Knox Thames, and Brenda Shaffer. (Video Here)

February 4
CACI Forum Book launch for “Kazakhstan 2050: Toward a Modern Society for All,” with Karim Massimov, Johannes Linn, and Shigeo Katsu. (Video Here)

January 28
CACI Forum "Insights on the Sochi Olympics: Political, Religious, and Ethnic Dimensions," with Paul Goble and Fatima Tlisova. (Video here)

January 15
CACI Forum "A Post-Erdogan Turkey? Implications for the U.S.", with Halil Karaveli, Cenk Sidar, and Alan Makovsky. (Video here)

December 12
Silk Road Forum
"Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova: What Will Happen to the Eastern Partnership after the Vilnius Summit?" with Jakob Hedenskog, Per Eklund, and Johan Engvall.

December 4
CACI Forum "Pushback to Putin's Eurasian Dream? The Looming Facedown between China, the EU and Russia", with Stephen Blank, Alexandros Petersen, and Svante E. Cornell. (video online)

December 4
CACI Forum "Toward a New Turkish Foreign Policy", with Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. (video online)

November 20
CACI Forum "IMF’s New Economic Outlook Report for the Caucasus and Central Asia and a Case Study on Armenia," with Juha Kähkönen, Mark Horton, and Thomas De Waal.

November 12
CACI Forum "Georgia's Domestic and Regional Economic Agenda: Realities and Prospects for Future", with Giorgi Pertaia, George Bachiashvili, and Mamuka Bakhtadze.

October 30
CACI Forum "Energy Prospects in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia", with the Fall 2012 Rumsfeld Fellows at CACI.

October 16
CACI Forum "Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age", book presentation by S. Frederick Starr.

October 9
CACI Forum "The New Silk Road Project: a New Strategy for Afghanistan and Central-South Asia or a Surrogate for One?", with Noorullah Delwari, Fatema Sumar, Craig Steffensen, and Adib Farhadi.(in Cooperation with the Atlantic Council)

September 18
CACI Forum "The Southern Corridor of the New Silk Road", with Ambassadors Meret Orazov, Elin Suleymanov, and Archil Gegeshidze.(Click Here for Video)

August 22
CACI Forum
"Georgia's National Security and Regional Security in the Caucasus", with Irakli Alasania. (Click here for video)

May 22
CACI Forum "Afghanistan 2014: Transition to What?", with Ali A. Jalali. (Click here for video)

May 16
CACI Forum "Olympics Update: Security at the Sochi Olympics in Light of the Boston Attack" with Paul Goble. (Click here for video)

April 24
CACI Forum "Investing in the Caucasus, Greater Central Asia and Mongolia: Challenges and Opportunities" with Spring 2013 Rumsfeld Fellows at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. (Click Here for video)

April 10
CACI Forum
"The April 26 Almaty ‘Istanbul Process’ Meeting: Towards Clarity on Post 2014 Afghanistan?” with Kairat Umarov, Nargiz Gurbanova, Timur Söylemez, and Lynne Tracy.(Click here for video)

March 27

CACI Forum
"The Social Basis of Politics in Central Asia" with Sean Roberts, Nicklas Norling, and Navbahor Imamova. (Click here for video)