The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
“Afghanistan and the Politics of Regional Economic Integration
in Central and South Asia”
October 3, 2012
“Afghanistan and the Politics of Regional Economic Integration in Central and South Asia”
H.E. Jawed Ludin, Deputy Foreign Minister, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, October 3, 5-7 p.m.
Rome Auditorium, 1st floor, Rome Building
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The Caucasus is moving quickly to become a main east-west transport corridor between Europe/ the Middle East and both China and India. Transformative projects in both Azerbaijan and Georgia are advancing this goal, with the city of Baku playing a particularly active role. Taleh Ziyadov, author of a just-released book on this important subject, will set forth progress to date and future prospects. He will also discuss the implications of these changes for security and geopolitics. Perspectives of Georgia on this topic will be offered by Dr. Tsereteli; Turkish participation to be confirmed soon.
The Forum is preceded by a reception and refreshments from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a primary institution in the United States for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region. The Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, forms part of a Joint Center with the Silk Road Studies Program, affiliated with the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at www.silkroadstudies.org.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Online at http://www.csis.org