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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

CACI FORUM: The Social Basis of Politics in Central Asia

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Wednesday, March 27 2013


"The Central Asia Caucasus Institute"

The Social Basis of Politics in Central Asia

What is the social basis of politics in Central Asia? Analysts have spoken of "clans," "power brokers," "regional elites," and "oligarchs." Are any of these relevant? And is there one or more model, or is each state unique? Three experts present their insights on this key problem, and offer their own answers.

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Sean Roberts,
Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, International Development Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Nicklas Norling, Research Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program; PhD Candidate, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Navbahor Imamova, Uzbek broadcaster, Voice of America


S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins U.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5-7 PM

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

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