Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan George Krol will discuss the development of relations between the United States and the Central Asian republics from the inception of diplomatic relations in 1992 to the present time. Drawing on his personal experiences and insights gained from his 36 years as a career diplomat, Krol will describe the American and Central Asian politics and personalities that have influenced relations from the collapse of the Soviet Union through the war in Afghanistan to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine and China's emergence as a dominant player in the region.
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